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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:46 PM

Pawar drops out of Illinois governor's race

By NATASHA KORECKI 10/12/2017 03:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO — In the race for Illinois governor, candidate Ameya Pawar was frequently described as an up-and-comer who had the indefinable star quality of a young Barack Obama. One thing he didn’t have: a boatload of cash.

Pawar exited the Democratic primary race for governor on Thursday — six months before the primary election — saying he couldn’t compete financially in what’s expected to be the most expensive gubernatorial race in the nation’s history.

It’s the latest reminder of the breakneck spending pace in the 2018 governor’s contest, an election that could cost more than a quarter-billion dollars when all the primary and general election spending is counted.

“We raised $828k from 2,526 donors; that is amazing. But as you know, the race for Illinois governor will set a record as the costliest race in American history,” Pawar said in a statement ending his campaign Thursday. “For democracy’s sake, I hope we see this as a troubling trend.”

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:23 PM

1. That's a shame

Really need to put a Democrat back in place as governor of Illinois. Considering how blue the state is, it's amazing they don't have one.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:33 PM

3. I agree

Also amazes me that Maryland, Vermont and Massachusetts also have Republican governors. Just doesn’t seem right. Not sure how it happened.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:34 PM

4. A Reaction To A Crook

The northeast didn't turn out to vote enough to stomp the southern part of the state

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:32 PM

2. A Candidate Drops Out Because He Doesn't Have Enough Money

to continue to conduct a campaign. That is such a shitty way of running the country.

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