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Wed January 8, 2014

Quinn's Running Mate Remains in Connecticut Until March 1

Paul Vallas
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Gov. Pat Quinn's running mate will continue working in Connecticut until March 1, just before Illinois' primary election.   The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/19SJTfX ) Paul Vallas will keep working as superintendent of Bridgeport public schools.  

Vallas submitted his resignation to Bridgeport officials on Dec. 31 and is required to give a 60-day notice.  
Illinois' primary election will be held March 18.  

Quinn picked the former Chicago schools CEO to be his running mate in November. Lieutenant Gov. Sheila Simon is running for comptroller.  
Quinn is considered a front runner on the Democratic ticket.  

Vallas had been fighting to keep his job in Connecticut. His attorney says the 60-year-old decided to stay in the post because ``he does not want to leave the Bridgeport school system in the lurch.''