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Quinn Responds to Daley Dropout

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    Gov. Pat Quinn didn't respond directly to any of Bill Daley's parting shots.

    With his top Democratic challenger out of the 2014 race, Gov. Pat Quinn says he remains focused on his day job.

    Quinn addressed reporters Wednesday in Chicago, his first appearance since former White House chief of staff Bill Daley bowed out of the race.

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    A day after Bill Daley, one of the most high-profile names in the Illinois gubernatorial race, announced he had taken himself out of the running, he explained his reasoning to reporters. (Published Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014)

    Quinn shied away from addressing Daley's criticisms, including parting statements that Quinn wouldn't win.

    With just one lesser known candidate left, Tio Hardiman, he's widely expected to get the nod from his party during the March primary.

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    Everyone had something to say about Bill Daley dropping out of the gubernatorial race, including Republican candidates Bruce Rauner and Kirk Dillard, Attorney General Lisa Madigan who considered a run herself, and Quinn's former running mate Sheila Simon. (Published Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013)

    Quinn says he'll still attend a statewide slating discussion this weekend in Springfield by the state's Democratic party.

    Four Republicans are running for governor. Quinn says it'll be a tough contest