State Sen. Napoleon Harris of Flossmoor, sworn into his first elective office this month, is expected to drop out of the race for the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District and will back former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson, a source familiar with the decision said.
The source asked not to be identified so as to not pre-empt an afternoon news conference where Harris, a former
Harris' departure would mark the first major candidate among 17 who filed for the Democratic nomination to drop out of the race.
In November, Harris won his first elective office, and some had questioned why he had decided to enter the special Feb. 26 Democratic primary contest to replace
Harris, who played in a
Kelly was formerly the chief administrative officer for