Rauschenberger takes back seat in Illinois Governor's race
Chicago – Illinois State Senator Steve Rauschenberger scheduled two news conferences Wednesday to discuss his decision to drop his bid for the Republican nomination for governor.
Instead, he plans to run for lieutenant governor alongside Chicago businessman Ron Gidwitz.
A person close to the candidates says the plan would combine Gidwitz's personal fortune with Rauschenberger's appeal to conservatives.
The individual spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Rauschenberger's plans weren't to be announced until Wednesday.