Former Winston & Strawn partner Raymond W. Mitchell, appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the Hayes vacancy last year, has announced the formation of a campaign committee.
The committee is co-chaired by former Governor (and former Winston & Strawn managing partner) James R. Thompson and Robert A. Clifford, and, according to an email received by this blog, "his committee includes a number of prominent Chicagoans such as Bob Bingle, Tom Donovan, Paula H. Holderman, Kevin Forde, Gail Morse, John Simon and Dan Webb." That same email advises that Judge Mitchell's campaign will be managed by Mike Tierney.
The Mitchell campaign also has a website up and running. That's a link to the site; a link has also been added to the sidebar.
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