State Sen. Rickey Hendon announced Friday that he's abandoning his intentions to run for mayor of Chicago.
Hendon made the announcement at a 10 a.m. press event at City Hall.
The Democrat, the Assistant Majority Leader serving the 5th District, recently caused a bit of controversy over his choice of words describing Sen. Bill Brady.
Last month at an event for Gov. Pat Quinn, Hendon unleashed:
Quinn disavowed the language.
Papers for the race for mayor are able to be submitted beginning Nov. 15. The last day to file is Nov. 22.