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Axelrod Believes Voters Don’t Want Two Madigans in Power

The political strategist behind President Barack Obama’s rise to power says Lisa Madigan will have a problem if she runs for governor while her father, Michael Madigan, maintains his post as Speaker of the Illinois House.  David Axelrod, now running the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, says it would be hard for the Madigans to convince voters that the two branches of government will remain independent with both father and daughter in power.  When Lisa Madigan was asked Thursday whether her father should step down, she said she doesn’t give her father advice.