Dillard: track record gives edge in governor race
A state senator from the Chicago suburbs didn't officially declare his intentions to run for governor on Wednesday, but said he will make an announcement soon.
Kirk Dillard, who's a Republican from Hinsdale, talked about his plans Wednesday on the NewsTalk 1400 WDWS Morning Show.
Dillard said the winning template for a Republican in the governor's race is living in the suburbs while at the same time having a strong connection with downstate Illinois. He added that his track record gives him an edge over another Republican candidate: State Treasurer Dan Rutherford.
Dillard lost to Senator Bill Brady in the Republican primary for governor in 2010 by just 193 votes. Brady went on to lose in the general election to Pat Quinn and now is considering another run for governor. Bruce Rauner has announced his campaign for the state's top office as well.