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Race To Be Illinois Governor Grows By One

Posted by wlpo on July 15, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Republican state Sen. Kirk Dillard is set to announce his 2014 gubernatorial bid.

The former chief of staff to Gov. Jim Edgar will begin a two-day statewide fly-around today. Dillard’s two-day campaign includes stops Monday in Chicago, Moline and Decatur. On Tuesday, he’ll be in Peoria, Lombard, Murphysboro and Rockford.

Dillard lost in the 2010 GOP gubernatorial primary by only 193 votes. But he contends this time he’s the Republican who can win the general election.

Dillard is the fourth Republican to announce a challenge to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn since June. He joins state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, state Sen. Bill Brady and venture capitalist Bruce Rauner.

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