09/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

James Clayborne Eyes Governor Race

While fellow Democrats Gov. Pat Quinn and Comptroller Dan Hynes were hurling insults at each other several days ago about the state budget, I picked up the phone and called Illinois Senate Majority Leader James Clayborne.

Were the rumors true? I said. Was he really thinking about running for governor in the Democratic primary?

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