Washington (CNN) – Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes endorsed Gov. Pat Quinn Thursday for his own four-year term, following a bruising primary battle for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
Hynes told reporters that he called Quinn this morning to offer his support in the upcoming campaign. The primary was held Tuesday, but the race was so close that Hynes waited to get a fuller picture of the results before conceding the race.
"We did the right thing," Hynes said. "We made sure all the voters were counted."
Quinn, the former lieutenant governor, assumed the governorship last year after then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich was removed from office.