The fifth-place finisher in the 2010 Republican primary for governor has decided not to run for political office in next year’s election. Adam Andrzejewski came from nowhere to get 110,000 votes – 14 percent in that seven-way race – and was thought to be a man with a future in politics. But for now, it is not to be. “I will not be a candidate for any office in 2014,” Andrzejewski said Tuesday.
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He’s going to continue as head of his government watchdog group, For the Good of Illinois, which gathers and posts on its website information on government spending – salaries, vendor payments, budget line items and so on. “Corruption and government greed is fast becoming our legacy, and we must stop it,” he said. Andrzejewski supporters expected him to announce for state treasurer. He said he thought about it, but he’d rather work on his effort to make available online every check that governments pay out. Andrzejewski, of Hinsdale, made a fortune as a Yellow Pages publisher and made a presentable showing as a first-time candidate in 2010.