Proft isn't running
Dan Proft told me a few weeks ago he was weighing a run for governor, but now he isn't, according to a statement at the conservative blog Illinois Review.
The former Wheaton resident and WLS-AM talk show host said he'll be working on backing certain Republican Statehouse candidates instead. He's part of the Illinois Opportunity Project, which has said it's working to draft conservative candidates.
"I feel a bit odd making a statement about something I am not going to do," Proft says in the statement. "However, since I have been openly contemplating another run for Illinois governor, it is appropriate I make my decision known for clarity's sake and for the sake of generous supporters past and present."