* Subscribers have known about both of these developments for days…
With ramped-up talk that House Republican Minority Leader Tom Cross is moving toward a statewide run for Illinois Attorney General, state Rep. Jim Durkin said he’s ready to fill the void.
Earlier this year, Durkin (R-Westchester) a former prosecutor and current corporate litigation attorney, was said to be interested himself in a run for Illinois Attorney General.
On Thursday, however, he said this: “I am pursuing the position as House Minority Leader, if and when that vacancy occurs — that may be in the near future,” Durkin told the Chicago Sun-Times. […]
The news comes as Durkin, 52, announced he would not back a vote on same-sex marriage. “I’ll be voting no.”
Durkin had been rumored to be leaning toward a yes vote.
Lots of others are interested in Cross’ job, as subscribers already know.