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Quinn: Being Governor is Best Re-Election Strategy

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Quinn: Being Governor is Best Re-Election Strategy

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Gov. Pat Quinn says the best way to focus on his 2014 campaign is to do his job.

He addressed reporters Tuesday, a day after Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced she wouldn't challenge him in next year's Democratic primary. She's seeking re-election instead.

Madigan was seen as Quinn's strongest challenger with statewide name recognition and big money. Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley is left as the only likely Democratic challenger.

Quinn sidestepped questions about what impact Madigan's exit would have.

But he did highlight a few differences between himself and Daley.

Quinn says he's more focused on everyday people instead of billionaires. He also quipped that Daley has a better tailor.

Campaign finance reports show Quinn has a sizeable fundraising lead over Daley and four Republican candidates.

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