Sen. Matt Murphy from Palatine has abandoned his own bid for governor to unofficially team up with Republican gubernatorial candidate and former GOP chairman Andy McKenna.
As McKenna's running mate, Murphy hopes to tackle government spending, high taxes, political corruption and create new jobs.
As a graduate of John Marshall Law School and practicing attorney, Murphy was part of the panel that drafted Senate rules for the Blago impeachment trial, the Chicago Tribune reported. He also unsuccessfully pushed to replace Roland Burris via special election, after Burris' controversial appointment by Rod Blagojevich to the U.S. Senate left Republicans asking for his resignation.
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Published at 12:25 PM CST on Nov 2, 2009 | Updated at 4:15 PM CST on Nov 9, 2009