Donnie Trotter Cites Legal Trouble in Ending US House Run
Donne Trotter was arrested Dec. 5 when security screeners at O'Hare International Airport found an unloaded .25-caliber Beretta handgun in his bag. He told officers he has the gun for a job he works with a security firm and forgot it was in his bag before he went to the airport.
Trotter announced Saturday he will not seek the 2nd congressional district seat, explaining that solving the area's economic and other problems was too important to allow his legal "situation to detract from what needs to be front and center."
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