Attorney General candidates officially file
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —
One seat up for grabs is for attorney general.
Just a few weeks ago, Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced she will not run for re-election.
Two candidates throwing their hat in the ring are Democratic Senator Kwame Raoul and Republican attorney Erika Harold.
We caught up with both, who officially filed Monday at the State Board of Elections.
"I’ve done these things in the legislator and I look forward to doing them as the next attorney general," said Sen. Kwame Raoul, Democratic attorney general candidate.
"It's very important to meet as many people as possible," said Erika Harold, Republican attorney general candidate. "to share the message of focusing on their interest and not political interest and continue to build up for the next year."
Both Raoul and Harold say they're excited to start campaigning.