Aaron Blake has the story:
Rep. Jan SchakowskyJanice (Jan) Danoff SchakowskyHillicon Valley: Facebook permanently shifting thousands of jobs to remote work | Congressional action on driverless cars hits speed bump during pandemic | Republicans grill TikTok over data privacy concerns Action on driverless cars hits speed bump as Congress focuses on pandemic Merger moratorium takes center stage in antitrust debate MORE (D-Ill.) is set to announce Monday that she will not seek her state's open Senate seat in 2010.

"I think the next two years present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make progressive change," she said in a statement, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. "I want to devote my energy to help make these things a reality and decided that I simply couldn't do it if I mounted a campaign for Senate."

Schakowsky has been mulling the race for months and set Monday as a self-imposed deadline for her decision. In opting not to run, she cited the millions of dollars she would have had to raise.

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She told The Hill earlier this year that she would have run for the seat if a special election were held, but that never panned out, and the prospect of risking her House seat by running in the next general election proved a significant deterrent.

Check out her video below.



I'm not that surprised she isn't running but I do like how she says she could have raised the money and would have had a good chance at winning...

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com