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Illinois State Sen. Tom Cullerton Won't Run for Congress



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    Illinois state Sen. Tom Cullerton says he's decided not to run for Congress to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth.

    Cullerton is a first-term Democratic senator from Villa Park. He tells the Daily Herald that he wants to focus on running for re-election to the Illinois Senate. Duckworth is leaving the 8th Congressional District seat to run for U.S. Senate.

    Cullerton says he doesn't regret considering a move up. He says "the opportunity for a congressional seat doesn't come along very often."

    His departure leaves businessman Raja Krishnamoorthi of Schaumburg and state Sen. Mike Noland of Elgin as Democratic candidates in the race. 

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