CHICAGO - When former GOP candidate for governor Dan Proft's top funder Dick Uhlein endorsed Chicago businessman Bruce Rauner for Governor, it seemed highly unlikely that Proft would throw his hat in the ring for 2014. And with his radio gig with Bruce Wolf on WLS AM 890, the chances were even slimmer.
Proft came in second to last in the 2010 GOP primary bid, just above Bob Schillerstrom. Today, WLS's Bill Cameron made an announcement about Proft in 2014:
Dan Proft NOT running for governor. #twill— Bill Cameron (@billjcameron) August 28, 2013
In a statement, Proft said: "I feel a bit odd making a statement about something I am not going to do. However, since I have been openly contemplating another run for Illinois governor, it is appropriate I make my decision known for clarity's sake and for the sake of generous supporters past and present. Therefore, after careful consideration and reflection I have decided that I will not be a candidate for governor in 2014. Instead, I will continue to work in support of selective Republican candidates for office at the local and state legislative levels. And I will continue to work from the platform I am fortunate to have at WLS radio in Chicago to do intellectual battle with the craven Illinois Ruling Class and to advance the flag for policies and personalities in furtherance of free minds and free markets."