Two of the biggest decisions looming for Gov. J.B. Pritzker are what he will do about the newly drawn legislative maps Democrats passed over sharp Republican objections and his own reelection plans — and on Thursday the Chicago Democrat suggested he’s not made up his mind about either.
Virtually no one in politics has any doubts Pritzker will seek a second term — only wondering when he will make it official — but the governor portrayed himself as still mulling it over.
“I have not [decided to run], I’m talking to my family about that, and I promise you there will be some decision about that shortly,” Pritzker told the Chicago Sun-Times in an interview on Thursday.
Since the billionaire already dropped $35 million of his personal fortune into his campaign coffers in March — a move he called a “preventative measure” to protect against Republican attacks on the “Democratic agenda” — presumably he’s just debating the how and…