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Topinka Says She’s Running For Re-Election

 Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka

In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka looks on during Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's State of the State address at the State Capitol in Springfield. (Seth Perlman/AP)

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she's hitting the road to announce her candidacy for re-election.

Topinka put out a schedule Thursday detailing stops across Illinois. Her trip starts Sunday in Chicago and ends Tuesday in Marion in southern Illinois. In between she'll make stops in Rockford, Moline, Peoria, Quincy, Springfield, Edwardsville and Mount Vernon.

Topinka says in the announcement that she's running for re-election "to fight against the ill-advised spending and reckless borrowing that has decimated state finances.''

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