They have at times appeared to be Illinois’s largest dysfunctional family.
But the state Democratic party appears to be coming together ahead of next year’s elections.
Democrats held a slating session Sunday, giving the party’s blessing to the re-election of Governor Pat Quinn.
When the session was originally scheduled, Quinn was facing a primary challenge from Bill Daley, but Daley dropped out after failing to postpone the slating meeting.
Quinn encouraged the party to set aside differences and present a united front in 2014.