CHICAGO - Next Tuesday morning in downtown Chicago, Republican Adam Andrzejewski will be making an announcement as to his plans for the 2014 campaign season. Andrzejewski came in fifth behind Republicans Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard in the 2010 GOP gubernatorial race. The specific purpose for the called press conference has not been disclosed.
Andrzejewski, who founded and heads up the transparency group "For the Good of Illinois" was in Washington DC this week, but told Illinois Review that despite the DC meetings, he's not contemplating a bid for Congress in 2014.
"I've been redistricted out of Judy Biggert's old district, so I'm not running for Congress," he said.
What about a statewide position then? "I've also already said that I'm not running for governor," Andrzejewski said.
When asked about state comptroller or treasurer - something many speculate he would be interested in - he hesitated. "Well, there's a problem there, neither Topinka nor Rutherford have officially announced their intentions for 2014," he said.
Last week, Andrzejewski announced the formation of a federal version of "For the Good of Illinois" to pursue transparency in federal spending and the national budget. Whatever office Andrzejewski intends to pursue, it's fairly certain open government will be a part of his campaign platform.
"Our platform of real solutions is robust and solves the long-term problems of the state. I have the hardest working and most loyal volunteers in Illinois," Andrzejewski's announcement said. "We are a national leader in pioneering online transparency of Government spending. We have been effective at ending business-as-usual corrupt practices."
So what exactly Andrzejewski has in mind remains an official mystery, and will be revealed Tuesday morning at 11 am at the University Club on East Monroe.