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Illinois' Democratic politics are going to be no less interesting once Blagojevich is gone from the scene. Sen. Roland Burris will have to decide whether he wants a full term and, regardless of what he decides, the Senate primary is likely to be competitive. Plus, just because Quinn will be the incumbent Democratic governor, that likely won't dissuade primary opponents. Lisa Madigan has that massive war chest for a reason.
In fact, Quinn has such a pittance of campaign cash that I'm a little unsure that he will seek a full term. Once he's the governor I'm sure he'll be able to raise money at a rapid clip, but he still might be an underdog to Madigan.
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