Marwig drops out of state legislative race
Citing changing family circumstances, Democrat Merry Marwig announced Friday she would not challenge longtime Republican State Rep. Mike McAuliffe in the November general election.
Marwig was unopposed on the March primary ballot and was preparing for a rematch against McAuliffe, who beat her by 5,597 votes for the 20th House District seat in November 2016. It was the most expensive state legislative race in the nation.
It would be up to party leaders to nominate a replacement on the ballot. The district includes portions of Des Plaines, Rosemont, Park Ridge, Niles, Schiller Park and Chicago's Northwest Side, where both McAuliffe and Marwig live.