CHICAGO
05/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Pat Quinn Considering Susan Garrett As Lieutenant Governor Nominee

Veteran suburban lawmaker Sen. Susan Garrett has emerged as a leading choice of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to become his running mate, top party sources familiar with the discussions said today.

The 60-year-old from Lake Forest shares Quinn's liberal views, and the governor believes she could help articulate his message as the lieutenant governor candidate in what's already a contentious general election battle, said the sources, who asked not to be named so they don't pre-empt Quinn.

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