Broker talks up CME Group head for Ill. governor

By Dow Jones Newswires
Posted Jan. 31 at 10:29 a.m.

CME’s politically-minded chairman, Terry Duffy, might make a good Illinois governor, says Chicago futures broker and exchange-industry gadfly John Lothian. Sending Duffy to Springfield would give state businesses better representation and continue a long tradition of public service by Chicago’s exchange leadership, according to Lothian.

“Given how bad the finances of the State of Illinois are and the leadership void in the Illinois Republican Party, maybe the time has come for Mr. Duffy to serve his state,” Lothian said.

CME Group had no immediate comment.

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