February 4th, 2010
11:00 AM ET
13 years ago

Hynes concedes in Illinois gubernatorial primary

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/04/art.hynes.feb.gi.jpg caption="Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes endorsed Gov. Pat Quinn Thursday."]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.

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  1. Glenn Koons

    Quinn is corrupt. Ill. is corrupt and the voters there, Dems, Indies, Pubs all know it. It is time for a huge change there. Get rid of Quinn and though Kirk is not a world beater for the Senate, he is far better than the 33 yr. old naif that the Dems put forward. Enough of these inept , inexperienced pols from the Daly machine ala Obama supposedly serving the people of Ill. Ill. deserves some new experienced pols who might , just might, cut taxes and spending as well as protecting our national security.

    February 4, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  2. PJ

    I heard Illinois has a two term limit for their politicians. One term in office and one term in jail. Is this true?

    February 4, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |