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A Furious Chase to the Finish for the Four GOP Guv Candidates

A Furious Chase to the Finish for the Four GOP Guv Candidates

Brady, Rutherford, Dillard, Rauner Thursday Photo: clipart.com

The Republican candidates for governor are shaking as many hands as they can in the final days before the primary.

Bruce Rauner was in Decatur on Sunday, predicting victory for himself and running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti. “Evelyn and I are goon win this race, but it’s gonna be a big team effort. Get your friends, get your neighbors, get your fellow church members, get out and vote! Turnout is critical.”

Rauner also campaigned Sunday in Quincy and Champaign. His Monday schedule has him campaigning in Chicago, Rockford, Moline, Edwardsville, Herrin, and Hickory Hills.

State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington), at the South Side Irish parade in Chicago on Sunday, said he feels good. “We’re confident. Polls open in less than two days, and we’re gonna win this just like we did four years ago,” he said.

Brady also campaigned Sunday in Moline with former Congressman Bobby Schilling, and in Rockford. Monday, he’ll be in Springfield, Peoria, Urbana, Marion and Chicago.

State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale), with his running mate State Rep. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy), made five stops on Sunday: Chicago, Rockford, Peoria, Quincy and Springfield, accompanied by former Gov. Jim Edgar. “There’s one candidate in either party running for governor who I believe has the ability, has the experience, has the skills that’s necessary to get Illinois back on track, and that’s Kirk Dillard,” Edgar said.

Edgar will be joining Dillard on stops Monday in East Alton, Marion, Champaign and Elmhurst.

State Treasurer Dan Rutherford did not campaign on Sunday.

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