Gov. Pat Quinn is leaving the door open to running for governor three times, but even that would not put him on pace to set a record as the state's longest-serving chief executive.
It may seem a bit premature to think about. Though it's expected Quinn will be Democrats' nominee in 2014, he could well be unseated and never clinch a full, second term as governor.
But when a reporter asked about it, Quinn refused to say if this will be his last time running.
"I think you have to pass a term limit amendment, then that starts the clock," he said.