State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) said he plans to officially
announce his GOP run for Illinois governor later this month.
Brady was unsuccessful in beating Gov. Pat Quinn in the race for governor in the 2010 election. Quinn won the governor's seat by 32,000
votes. A total of 3.7 million votes were cast in that election.
State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) also announced his intent to run as a Republican candidate, saying he will officially join the race sometime in the upcoming weeks. Dillard was shy less than 200 votes to beat out Brady for the Republican nomination in the 2010 election.
This past Sunday, Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford officially announced his plan to seek the Republican nomination in the 2014 gubernatorial race.
potential Republican candidate who may also run is millionaire venture capitalist Bruce Rauner.
Meanwhile, former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley said he will decide in the next week or so as to whether he will seek a Democratic primary bid in the 2014 race.
It is rumored Illinois Attorney
General Lisa Madigan may also look to challenge Quinn.