Gov. Pat Quinn does have a challenger in the Democratic primary next year, an anti-violence activist from Chicago. But he hasn't filed paperwork with state elections officials and has raised little money.
Tio Hardiman is the former head of the anti-violence group CeaseFire.
Hardiman issued a statement after Bill Daley dropped out of the race, and he says Daley's decision shows just how bad Illinois' political situation has become. He says Illinois residents deserve a governor who's prepared to "endure and not weaken."
Hardiman says he's collecting signatures to get on the primary ballot.He says so far he's funding most of his campaign himself and hasn't hit the $5,000 fundraising or spending threshold to be required to file with the State Board of Elections.
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