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.
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.