Lisa Madigan flips Illinois voters the bird

Chicago Tribune reports:

Lisa Madigan won't say if father ever asked her to hire someone

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan brushed aside questions Wednesday about whether her father, powerful House Speaker Michael

Lisa Madigan

Lisa Madigan

Madigan, has ever asked her to hire or give a raise to someone and also denied she misled campaign donors when raising money for a possible bid for governor.

The attorney general announced this week that she instead will seek a fourth term as the state's chief lawyer, saying Illinois “would not be well served” with a governor and House speaker from the same family. The declaration came amid scrutiny of Speaker Madigan's patronage demands of former Metra CEO Alex Clifford, who claims his downfall was the result of refusing to give into the hiring and raise requests.

See, it's none of our business; it's a family matter. So she's not answering any questions.

Democratic voters: Can't you do any better?

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