Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) has decided not to run for Senate in 2010, according to an announcement from her campaign. Schakowsky said Monday that she will run for re-election in her northern Chicago district instead of competing for the seat currently held by Sen. Rolland Burris (D-Ill.).
With Schakowsky now out of the picture, we can turn our eyes to Illinois AG Lisa Madigan, who is keeping her options open for 2010. While the nomination would be hers for the taking, somehow I'd still be surprised if she decided to pursue the opportunity.
UPDATE (David): I would like to commend Schakowsky for keeping her word on this announcement. Back in April, she said she'd decide by June 8th, and lo and behold, she has. This is in contrast to Mark Kirk, who also set a self-imposed deadline and then proceeded to ignore it.