State Sen. Kwame Raoul watched candidate speeches from the back of the room at the Democratic County Chairmen’s Association annual brunch earlier this month in Springfield. He was considering a run for governor at the time, but on Thursday said he will not seek the office.
A potential Democratic challenger for Illinois governor has taken himself out of contention. State Senator Kwame Raoul had been flirting with a run for nearly a month. But he ended that Thursday. IPR’ Brian Mackey has more: