Spirit of St. Louis – Pick Your Charity, Pick Your Car
Closings: Schools, churches, day-cares and businesses
Download KPLR’s updated weather app for customized alerts and weather conditions

Democrat Drops Out Of Race To Replace Costello

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(KPLR) - Illinois democrats are suddenly finding themselves scrambling to find a new candidate for congress this fall.  Brad Harriman was running to succeed retiring congressman Jerry Costello, but he suddenly ended his campaign for medical reasons.

He says he has a neurological condition and needs surgery now.

The Democratic Party chairs from the 12 counties in the district will select a replacement candidate.  Congressman Costello again says, he's not running.

Republican Jason Plummer wished Harriman the best, and said his thoughts and prayers were with his former opponent and his family.