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Ameya Pawar drops out of primary race for Illinois governor

Kurt Cruse of Prophetstown shows Ameya Pawar his cattle barn in February during a campaign trip to the Cruse family farm. Pawar has ended his bid for the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor.
Kurt Cruse of Prophetstown shows Ameya Pawar his cattle barn in February during a campaign trip to the Cruse family farm. Pawar has ended his bid for the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor.

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar said he’s ending his bid for the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor because he doesn’t have enough money.

Pawar said in an email to supporters Thursday morning that he doesn’t have the resources to mount a successful statewide campaign. He says his only choices are to take on more personal debt or cut staff, both of which he says he won’t do. Pawar entered the race saying he would provide “a progressive counter-balance to the governor’s agenda.”

Pawar was among more than a half dozen Democrats running in the March primary for a chance to unseat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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