05/26/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Pat Quinn Wants Sheila Simon For Running Mate, Art Turner Still Fighting

Gov. Pat Quinn today said he wants Sheila Simon, the daughter of the late Sen. Paul Simon, to be his running mate for the November general election.

At an afternoon news conference in Chicago, Quinn said Simon fit his requirement that a lieutenant governor candidate "should be a strong advocate of everyday, ordinary people." He said Simon, who did not appear at the news conference, has an "exemplary record of public service on her own" as a Carbondale City Council member, teacher and former prosecutor.

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