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Quinn Says Next Term Would Be His Last As Governor If Re-Elected

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Governor Pat Quinn says his next—and second term—would be his last if he’s re-elected, because he’s long believed in term limits for top officials.

WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports that at a City Club of Chicago lunch, Governor Quinn suggested it is no surprise that he would only want to serve two terms as governor.

“I believe in term limits. I practised the petition drive in 1994. I gathered nearly half a million signatures with many others for term limits and at that time I thought executive statewide officials should have a term limit,” said Quinn.

Quinn Says Next Term Would Be His Last As Governor If Re-Elected

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That effectively takes away one issue from Republican opponent Bruce Rauner who is mounting his own term limit petition drive.

On another issue, Quinn backed the state putting up $100 million for a Barack Obama presidential library if there is also a lot of private money too. He says such libraries can provide an economic boost to the state.