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Quinn signs law for special election of comptroller

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CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill allowing a 2016 special election to replace late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
    
Topinka died last month after winning a second term. There's been disagreement about succession plans.
    
Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner says his appointee should stay in office for four years. He plans to name Republican businesswoman Leslie Munger.
    
But lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled House and Senate approved the special election plan Thursday, which cuts Munger's term to two years. Munger has said she'll run in 2016.
    
The new law requires a special election any time a vacancy occurs in the offices of attorney general, secretary of state, comptroller or treasurer. The bill requires a period of at least 28 months before the next election.
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