Meister to Pull Out of Senate Race, Support Giannoulias

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Attorney Jacob Meister will pull out of the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate Sunday and throw his support to State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, Meister said tonight.

“Alexi is well ahead in the polls,’’ Meister said. “He’s going be our party’s nominee and I think we need to come together around him.’’

At recent debates Meister frequently tore into challenger David Hoffman but had few cross words for Giannoulias.

But Meister called “preposterous’’ the suggestion that he was a Giannoulias pinch-hitter from the start.

More here at the Sun-Times.