IL GOV: Sen. Dick Durbin (D) “said he is not interested in challenging” Gov. Bruce Rauner (R).
Durbin: “I’m where I want to be. In the Senate is where I want to be. I have no ambitions to run for any other office.” (Champaign News-Gazette)
In the span of a week, Democrats have poured a bit more than $3 million in an ad blitz against … Rauner, with two new spots released on Tuesday.” (Chicago Sun-Times)
OK GOV: State Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) “he is considering running for governor” and “said he will making a public decision about running for governor after the Nov. 8 general election.” (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
Former Rep. Dan Boren (D) says he “has been seriously considering” running for governor. “I really might. … I’ve taken the last year to visit with a lot of people to get advice. … Most people have been supportive.’ … Boren doesn’t expect to make final decision for a few more months.” (McAlester News-Capital)