Illinois Races: Steve Kim for Attorney General

Kim was the first Asian American to be nominated by the Illinois Republican Party

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    Steve Kim (R) is running for Attorney General.

    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is no longer running unopposed for re-election next year.  Republicans have officially filled a critical vacancy in their statewide ticket.  Northbrook businessman Steve Kim has met the challenge to run against two-time incumbent Lisa Madigan, who is seeking re-election to the attorney general's post she has held since 2003.

    Kim, 39, is the first Asian American to run for statewide office as a Republican.  He currently works as a legal adviser for small businesses and was a former adviser to Gov. Jim Edgar.  Kim has also held executive positions with the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, AT&T and Time Warner Cable.

    DuPage County state's attorney Joe Birkett decided not to run for attorney general after Lisa Madigan chose re-election over a chance at a higher office.  He called a race against her "virtually unwinnable."

    His campaign platform states: "Protect small business.  Protect senior citizens. Protect disabled people."

    Campaign Site: (coming soon)

    Click here to join his unofficial group on Facebook.

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