Daniel Biss

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois

October 16, 2017

The (Champaign) News-Gazette

Falling by the wayside

First, the field was growing. Now it's starting to thin.

Many people probably didn't know that Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar was running for the Democratic Party's nomination for governor until they heard about his announcement that he's dropping out of the campaign.

That's the way it goes with long-shot candidates with little money and support who decide to throw their hats into a high-profile, multi-candidate race for governor of Illinois.

It was just a couple weeks ago that Alderman Pawar was campaigning on the University of Illinois campus, trying to sell students on his...