Illinois Races: Steve Kim for Attorney General

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

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."

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