The campaign for GOP gubernatorial nominee Bill Brady has announced a press conference at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the still-undecided race for governor. If Brady forges ahead, he certainly has an uphill climb ahead of him.
As of this morning, Gov. Pat Quinn lead by over 8,000 votes statewide. The remaining 70 precincts yet to be counted are all in Cook County, as well, which tilted heavily in the Democrat's favor. On top of that, the Cook County Board of Elections told ABC 7 they have at least 20,000 additional absentee votes still unopened. Chicago proper reportedly has 6,000 more. Other counties across the state still need to tabulate provisional ballots, overseas and military ballots, and mail-in absentees, but the odds are stacked heavily against the Bloomington Republican.
UPDATE (10:52 a.m.): At a news conference in Bloomington this morning, Brady refused to concede, saying his campaign will wait until the election is certified by the state Board of Elections