Topinka Wins Comptroller Nom - NBC Chicago

Topinka Wins Comptroller Nom

Received 61.22% of the vote



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    COMPTROLLER: Judy Baar Topinka is running for Comptroller: The former State Treasurer's back in politics after losing the governor's race to Rod Blagojevich. Her charisma and institutional knowledge will be a big boost to the GOP.

    Judy Baar Topinka has won the Democratic nomination for State Comptroller.

    As of 9:36 p.m., Topinka had received 61.22% of the vote, with 87.87% of precincts reporting. Topinka was running against Jim Dodge and William J. Kelly.

    The Comptroller position has been vacant since since February when Dan Hynes announced his run for governor.

    The 65-year-old, who boasts 30 years of political experience, is bouncing back from a failed 2006 governer's race against Rod Blagojevich.

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