Andrzejewski out of 2014 gubernatorial mix
2 months, 1 week ago by Bryan Nichols
However, fiscal hawk may have his sights set on another statewide run
A possible Republican gubernatorial contender for 2014 has announced that he won’t be pursuing that office.
Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of For the Good of Illinois, says he will not run for Governor in 2014.
“I have made the decision to take myself out of the Governor’s race in 2014,” Andrzejewski said.
Andrzejewski did not give a reason for the decision. However, it might have something to do with a possible run for another elected office.
“We will have a big announcement on Tuesday, March 19th regarding the 2014 races.
Speculation has been centered on the State Treasurer’s office which will be vacant if current Treasurer Dan Rutherford runs for Governor. Rutherford has all but announced that that will be the case.
Since running for Governor in 2010, Andrzejewski has ramped up his quest for government transparency, putting the Federal checkbook and local government payrolls online at OpentheBooks.com.
He is also engaged in a lawsuit against Republican State Comptroller Judy Baar-Topinka, who refused to provide the State of Illinois’ checkbook to OpentheBooks.com.
Andrzejewski has also gotten involved in Illinois Legislature races through his For the Good of Illinois PAC, running ads on behalf of and contributing money to several Republican State House and Senate candidates in the 2011 and 2012 cycles.
Andrzejewski appeared on WTAD's Morning Meeting on Monday.