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10:31 am
Thu November 4, 2010

Slim Margin Leaves Illinois Governor Race in Limbo

Springfield, IL – Democratic Governor Pat Quinn and Republican Bill Brady are stuck in limbo instead of launching their transition or tackling a legislative agenda as the Illinois governor's race drags on. Brady says he's willing to wait a month for official results after all the votes are counted to see if he can overcome Quinn's slimmest of leads. The uncertainty means Quinn may face the fall legislative session without any certainty he'll still be governor in January. That's a handicap as he tries to resolve a budget deficit that could hit $15 billion next year. Democratic Senate President John Cullerton says the possibility of not having the election settled until early next month won't impact government business.