A prominent local politician has pulled her name from consideration in the Illinois governor’s race.
17th District Democrat Cheri Bustos says she’ll instead run for re-election of her House seat. She says while she’s been considering a run for governor, she feels she can better serve her district and the people of Illinois in her current post.
She is the only Midwestern representative in Democratic House Leadership in Washington
So far, four Democratic nominees have declared their intentions to go up against Governor Rauner in 2018.