Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) is set to officially kick off his GOP bid for Illinois' 2014 gubernatorial election on Monday.
the candidate who has a proven track record of being able to get things
done with a Democratic General Assembly," Dillard, who has been a state
senator since 1994, told the AP.
Dillard will be in Chicago on
Monday to announce his run for governor and will also make stops in
Moline and Decatur. He also plans to travel to Lombard, Peoria, Murphysboro and Rockford on Tuesday.
The senator was 193 votes shy of beating out State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) in the 2010 Republican primary for governor.
Dillard will be competing against
Brady again in the upcoming Republican primary. The other GOP candidates
looking to win the governor's seat include millionaire venture
capitalist Bruce Rauner and Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford.