The four Republicans running for governor were in the south suburbs Thursday, trying put some distance between each other in a race with no clear front-runner.
Gov. Pat Quinn has socked away $2.9 million for his 2014 re-election campaign — more than all four of his potential Republican rivals combined.
Anxious to clear a path back to the governor’s office, some of the Illinois Republican party’s deepest-pocketed donors are abandoning candidates they previously supported with five- and six-figure donations and directing their money to the only political newcomer in the race — venture capitalist Bruce Rauner.
Another Republican candidate has launched his campaign for Governor of Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
There was more to this 4th of July than celebrating the country’s independence. For candidates looking ahead to the governor’s race next year, it also was a chance to get out and meet voters.
The Illinois Senate overwhelmingly OK’d prohibiting public disclosure of the names of people who hold firearm owner’s cards.
Earlier this month the General Assembly voted to abolish the death penalty. But Gov. Quinn has yet to sign the legislation.
If Governor Quinn signs the legislation to abolish the death penalty at least one state senator says he will try and get a law in place that allows for limited capital punishment.