Democratic Illinois State Rep. Scott Drury Announces Running Mate

Sep 11, 2017
Originally published on September 11, 2017 3:57 pm

A Democrat hoping to be Illinois’s next governor selected one of his former campaign employees Monday to be his running mate.

North Shore State Representative Scott Drury has selected Alex Hirsch as his running mate. Campaign records show Hirsch was paid by Drury’s campaign fund in 2014 and ‘16.

But it doesn’t appear Hirsch has ever run for political office.

Drury hasn’t advertised his selection on Facebook or Twitter. Instead, in an emailed statement, he describes Hirsch as a Bernie Sanders supporter and a millennial, but also as a “long-time trusted advisor.”

Drury has reported raising just $67,000 since April. He’s one of 9 candidates running for the Democratic nomination.

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