The one people have dubbed, the second coming of Barack Obama, Ameya Pawar has dropped out the Illinois governor's race.
CHICAGO — In the race for Illinois governor, candidate Ameya Pawar was frequently described as an up-and-comer who had the indefinable star quality of a young Barack Obama. One thing he didn’t have: a boatload of cash.
Pawar exited the Democratic primary race for governor on Thursday — six months before the primary election — saying he couldn’t compete financially in what’s expected to be the most expensive gubernatorial race in the nation’s history.
It’s the latest reminder of the breakneck spending pace in the 2018 governor’s contest, an election that could cost more than a quarter-billion dollars when all the primary and general election spending is counted.
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