Chicago attorney to run for Attorney General

A prominent Chicago attorney, Jesse Ruiz, announced on Wednesday that he's running for Illinois Attorney General.

Ruiz announced the launch of his campaign in a video announcement.

“I became an attorney so I could use the law to protect and defend others, and be able to step in when people need a champion,” said Ruiz.

Current Attorney General Lisa Madigan, a Democrat, will not be seeking re-election.

Ruiz will be running as a Democrat.

Here's a list of the other declared candidates:

Democrats
State Rep. Scott Drury
Sharon Fairley
Aaron Goldstein
State Sen. Kwame Raoul
Nancy Rotering

Republicans
Erika Harold
Joe McMahon

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(This story was originally published on October 18, 2017)


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