Governor Quinn asks for special election to replace Judy Baar Topinka

 CHICAGO - Just days before Governor-elect Bruce Rauner takes office, Governor Pat Quinn is telling lawmakers to draft legislation for a a special election to replace late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

Governor Quinn has called legislators to Springfield on Thursday to discuss the matter. Senate President John Cullerton supports the ideal however, House Speaker Michael Madigan says it is an executive branch issue.

Since losing the election Quinn hasn't been out much. He has made a flurry of weekend appearances. Meantime, aides say Quinn is focused on more than 3,000 clemency issues.

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner takes office January 12.
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