Pantagraph respondents cheer word of Lisa Madigan departure, hope father follows
House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) should follow in his daughter's footsteps and resign, many respondents posted on the Bloomington Pantagraph's Facebook page after Attorney General Lisa Madigan's decision not to seek re-election was reported recently.
According to the Pantagraph, Madigan’s announcement was a reversal of previous statements in which she had declared her intention to run for a fifth term. Madigan, who was elected as the state's first female attorney general in 2002, will serve out the remainder of her term, which ends in January 2019.
“Good…Now what can we do to get her corrupt dad out!” Ben Aldrich posted.
“Both need to go!” Gary Propes wrote.
Other respondents took the news as a sign that Lisa Madigan would seek another office, specifically Illinois governor, or even attempting to replace her father in the House.
"ONLY if Daddy retires will she ever be able to run for Governor, AND I do not see him relinquishing his title any time soon," a post from someone identified as pittdog2 read. "Mike Madigan needs to go!!"
Madigan told Capitol Fax that she was not planning to run for any office in 2018, including Chicago mayor.