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Democratic Slating Expected in Springfield
By AP
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has called for the party to band together and work as a ticket despite recent clashes among top Democrats.

Quinn made the comments Sunday during the state Democratic party's meeting to slate statewide candidates for the 2014 primary. 

The twenty-three state central committeemen unanimously voted to give the party's official endorsement.

All six statewide candidates are unopposed in the Democratic primary. An additional 15 committeemen who did not make the trip to Springfield gave Democratic Party Chair Michael Madigan power to vote in their absence. 

Attendees included U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, Quinn and Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, who's running for comptroller. 

The meeting was set before former White House chief of staff Bill Daley dropped out of the gubernatorial race, predicting Quinn would lose. He was Quinn's top challenger.

Published 11:37 PM, Sunday Sep. 22, 2013
Updated 06:44 AM, Monday Sep. 23, 2013

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