Napoleon quit and endorsed Robin Kelly.
I guess he feared the election would be his Waterloo.
Napoleon seemed to be the least liberal of the Dems running. Oh well.
That’s one fewer black candidate running, so it slightly reduces Halvorson’s odds of winning, but I still think she’ll win, unless the Jacksons convince a couple of white candidates to run to take votes away from Halvorson. But then again, maybe at this stage Jesse prefers Halvorson to win so that he can handpick someone to run against her one-on-one in the 2016 primary.
I hope that a Halvorson victory convinces black state legislators in IL to (i) push through runoffs when the leading votegetter in the primary gets beliw 50% (or maybe below 40% as in NC) and (ii) not allow white Democrats to draw black districts well into the suburbs to help white Democrats in other districts.