Tom Cullerton

Illinois Democrat Abruptly Drops Congressional Bid

Cullerton dropped his bid only a week after he visited Washington, D.C. (Meredith Dake/CQ Roll Call)

Only a week after a visit to Washington for his first time as a candidate in Illinois’ open 8th District, state Sen. Tom Cullerton said he has changed his mind and decided to drop his bid.  

In a statement released early Thursday morning, the Democrat from DuPage County said he would instead run for re-election to the state Senate.