Democrats Back Away From Congressional Races

(Springfield, IL) — Two Democratic politicians are making headlines Thursday by deciding not to run for Congress. St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson says he won’t join the primary to choose an opponent for freshman Republican Mike Bost. Further north, state Senator Tom Cullerton says he’s decided not to run for the Congressional seat being vacated by Tammy Duckworth, who’s running for U.S. Senate. Two other Democrats do plan to seek that spot.