Quinn: Duckworth rejects Lt. Governor offer

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth doesn't want to be considered for lieutenant governor.

Quinn said Duckworth told him Tuesday she will keep her job as an assistant secretary at the Veterans Affairs Department in Washington.

Quinn won't say who is his second choice for lieutenant governor.

Quinn and Democratic Party leaders are in the hunt for a new lieutenant governor nominee because primary winner Scott Lee Cohen dropped out.

Cohen left the race after it became widely known that he was accused of abusing his ex-wife and arrested for holding a knife to the throat of an ex-girlfriend.

Cohen has denied the allegations, and charges stemming from his arrest were dropped when the girlfriend didn't show up in court.