Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, widely considered a possible candidate for governor or a U.S. Senate seat, made a surprising announcement Wednesday that she won't be running for either.
Instead, Madigan announced her plans to run for a third term as attorney general in 2010.
"I understand that some people may be surprised by my decision, because there has been speculation about whether I might run for governor or for the U.S. Senate. I can't express how honored I am that others would consider me for either of these positions," Madigan's prepared remarks read. "But I know that for now, the best way for me to continue serving the people of Illinois is to continue doing the job that I love."