NBC 5 Exclusive: Quinn to Pick Sheila Simon (Video and Story)

From NBC 5 Chicago:

The daughter of former United States Sen. Paul Simon appears to be Gov. Pat Quinn‘s pick for lieutenant governor, Springfield sources tell Ward Room.

Simon, who has described her own chances of being a nominee "a long shot", is a former member of the Carbondale City Council and a member of Quinn’s government reform commission. She threw her hat into the ring ealier this month with a YouTube campaign video.

Simon’s nomination would be a surprise, given widely published media reports that Quinn was favoring State Sen. Susan Garrett for the position. But Springfield sources say "downstate lawmakers prevailed" in their private meetings with Quinn.

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