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Let's Not Forget Lisa




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    Attorney General Lisa Madigan is among the most popular politicians in Illinois. She declined the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate and denied interest in running for mayor, but sources say she would like the job.

    Dart's close. Rahm's in. James Meeks, Bob Fioretti, Miguel Del Valle and Gery Chico, too.

    But what about Lisa Madigan?

    The Illinois Attorney General could be a force in the Chicago Mayoral election if she decides to run.

    So far Madigan has stayed quiet about her intentions, but a number of Chicago Alderman expect that she'll jump in the mix.

    Several city lawmakers say Madigan wants to be courted as a candidate. Madigan's name always seems to come up when there's an open political seat in Illinois, however.

    She was mentioned as a possible replacement for Senator Barack Obama. She was mentioned as a potential candidate for governor. Now she's in the mayoral mix.