(CBS) — Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will seek to run for Illinois Attorney General, a spokesperson confirms to CBS 2.
Quinn is expected to present his case to Cook County Democrats next week as he seeks their support.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Stray Sprinkles On Friday
Quinn’s expected entry into the attorney general’s race makes a crowded primary election of eight Democrats.
The primary is in March of 2018.READ MORE: Young Boy Shot And Seriously Wounded In Bronzeville High-Rise Apartment
Quinn, a onetime state treasurer, succeeded Gov. Rod Blagojeich in 2009 when Blagojevich was kicked out of office. In 2015, Quinn lost his bid for re-election to Republican Bruce Rauner.
Current Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is not seeking re-election.MORE NEWS: Family Of Girl Who Died At Age 11 Finds Her Headstone Overturned And Damaged At Cemetery In Hillside
CBS 2 Political Producer Ed Marshall contributed to this report.