A former Illinois state treasurer, lieutenant governor, and governor is running for one of the few statewide jobs he hasn't held. Pat Quinn, one of the eight democrats running for attorney general in next month's primary, began a trip across the state in Rock Island Thursday morning.
Quinn says one thing that sets him apart from the other candidates is his experience in statewide office, and his other campaigns across the state, including for the creation of the Citizens Utility Board.
"More than anything, I think I know how to organize everyday people for causes - whether it's the Citizens Utility Board or the Affordable Care Act - these are important laws that made a difference for families and everyday people. I think those are important qualities to have in an attorney general."
And he says bringing the Affordable Care Act to Illinois meant health care coverage for more than a million people.
Quinn planned to campaign along I-74 Thursday, with additional stops in Galesburg, Peoria, and Bloomington, ahead of tonight's debate in Champaign for all the democrats running for attorney general.
The Illinois primary will be held on March 20th.