Congressman Aaron Schock says a number of factors went into his decision not to run for governor next year. Schock announced last week that he will seek re-election for another term on Capitol Hill rather than try for the Republican nomination for governor.
Schock says he thinks he can do more good as a member of the Republican majority in the house. But he also acknowledges that the lineup of potential GOP opponents and the General Election contest were factors in his decision. Schock says he does believe a Republican can claim the Governor’s mansion next year, but he’s not getting behind any particular candidate right now.