Harris Reacts To Gudex Decision

Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris says he was prepared to run for the 18th State Senate seat no matter who his Republican opponent was. Harris, a Democrat, says the announcement Monday by incumbent State Senator Rick Gudex leaves the field wide open. He says it gives him an advantage because he’s a know name and he doesn’t know if his opponent will be. Harris says he would have run the same campaign whether he faced Gudex or not. Harris feels Gudex became disenchanted with the political process during his stint in state office. Harris staged an unsuccessful run for the 6th Congressional District seat last fall.