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RNC Jockeying Raises Question: Who's the Best GOP Nominee for Illinois Governor?

More than a half-dozen gubernatorial wannabes work the room at the Republican National Convention this week. Who would you like to see make a run for governor?

While the main events at the Republican National Convention centered around Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, a subtle undercard was the jockeying of would-be GOP candidates for Illinois governor, the Chicago Tribune reports.

State Treasurer Dan Rutherford was "highly visible" at the RNC in Tampa, according to the Tribune article by Rick Pearson. Rutherford heads up the Romney campaign in Illinois.

Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale, who finished a close second to Bloomington's Bill Brady in the 2010 primary race for governor, has been a prominent face, as well. Dillard wasn't a delegate, but he made the trip to Tampa, just the same.

Other gubernatorial wannabes mentioned in the Tribune article include U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Peoria, state Sen. Christine Radogno of Lemont and Bruce Raunere, chairman of the private equity firm GTCR

Rick Nagel September 04, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Dan Rutherford has an early lead in the Patch poll, but Kirk Dillard is right behind.
Brad Baber September 05, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Adam Andrzejewski should have been on that list.
Clay Hamm September 06, 2012 at 12:41 PM
I agree
V. Scheurich September 14, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Looks like another failure there Mr. President! How pathetic you are. We are burying 4 people today because you and Hillary required them to use "rubber bullets"! http://weaselzippers.us/2012/09/14/flashback-obama-predicts-hostilities-with-the-islamic-world-will-cease-the-day-im-inaugurated/
Francine Amalfi November 18, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Dillard is simply "likeable." That's it. What has he done and what can he do differently as Governor if he's done nothing of consequence as our State Senator?

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