Here's a replay of the news conference at which state senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) announced his campaign for governor this morning.
During the news conference, Biss said, "People across our state are hurting because of the failed policies of the last three years and the failed politics of the past 30 years."
"In Illinois, those with money and the political insiders hold a monopoly on power in both parties," he added. "They fight each other and look out for themselves, instead of fighting for us. There’s a broken political culture in Springfield, and if we keep doing things the same way, we’re going to get more of the same failure. But, it doesn’t have to be that way.”
“That's why I’m running for governor of Illinois," Biss said, "because it’s time to start solving our problems. I’m running because we need a movement of the people to overcome the power of money and the machine, and take our state back."
Biss has represented Evanston in Springfield since 2010.