Blackburn steps aside for Simon
At this morning's large county chairman's breakfast in Springfield, Will County Auditor Duffy Blackburn used his speech to announce he'd drop his bid for Illinois comptroller and back Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon in the March 18 primary.
Blackburn announced his candidacy before Simon got in, and his move is a good reminder that no races are yet set in stone.
Blackburn had been touting an endorsement from U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Naperville, and his move today to avoid a primary fight was widely praised by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. So maybe look for Blackburn in future races.