04/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Congratulates Pat Quinn On Victory, Dan Hynes Not Conceding

President Barack Obama called Gov. Pat Quinn to congratulate him on his win in the Democratic primary, even though back in Illinois opponent Dan Hynes has not conceded yet.

News of the phone call, which came at a White House press briefing, puts added pressure on Hynes, who is mulling his options as he trails Quinn by about 7,100 votes.

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