There's been plenty of speculation over whether RFK's son, Chris Kennedy would run for U.S. Senate or Illinois Governor in upcoming elections. The leader of Merchandise Mart Properties has put all the speculation to rest today by announcing he won't be running for anything in the near future.
Last month, Illinois U.S. Senator Roland Burris clearly said he would not be a candidate in the 2010 election. That's why this was a bit confusing: in an interview with ABC News, Burris ever-so-barely left open the door to a run. "You never say never," he said.
It seems like every other day more politicians say they're thinking about running for a new office, launching exploratory committees or finally pulling the trigger on a candidacy. We know it's hard to keep track of it all. It's even confusing us, and it's our job to keep track of it all.
Last Thursday, we asked Illinois Governor Pat Quinn what mistakes he's made in his first six months in office, and what he'd learned from them. He asked for a week to think about it.
It's now been a week. So we put the question to the governor again.
Quinn's New Answer