Following Florida, Pennsylvania, Maine and Michigan, Illinois is one of the top five states with gubernatorial elections on the 2014 watch list, Politico writes:
5. Illinois - Pat Quinn is another one of America’s least favorite governors: The Democrat has been mired in low approval ratings throughout his tenure and even briefly drew a primary challenger, former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley.
With Daley out of the race and other prospective primary challengers staying out (thus far), it looks like Quinn will avoid a competitive fight for the Democratic nomination. But the general election is still bound to be an incredibly tough fight — current polling shows Quinn in a tight race with any of the GOP’s four candidates.