Republican http://wuis.org en Republicans Race For Governor Becomes "Blood Sport" http://wuis.org/post/republicans-race-governor-becomes-blood-sport <p></p><p>The four men seeking the Republican nomination for governor met in a debate Tuesday (2/18) night in Springfield, the last time they're scheduled to appear together downstate before next month's primary election.</p><p>With political newcomer Bruce Rauner leading in the polls and in fundraising, debates are a chance for the three other candidates to talk directly to voters, free of charge.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:47:35 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 19252 at http://wuis.org Republicans Race For Governor Becomes "Blood Sport" Candidate Rakes In Second $250k Contribution ... This Week http://wuis.org/post/candidate-rakes-second-250k-contribution-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner continues to rake in major contributions since he lifted Illinois' new campaign finance cap last week. While Rauner's opponents are freed from caps as well, he's the been the only one to get such major, and immediate, benefit.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State filings from yesterday (11/21) afternoon show Illinois' richest man, Ken Griffin, pitching in $250,000 to </span>Rauner's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> campaign.</span></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:27:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13537 at http://wuis.org Candidate Rakes In Second $250k Contribution ... This Week Brady Selects Running Mate http://wuis.org/post/brady-selects-running-mate <p>Republican state Sen. Bill Brady is naming former Long Grove Mayor Maria Rodriguez as his gubernatorial running mate. &nbsp;<br>The Bloomington businessman and 2010 GOP nominee for governor made the formal announcement Tuesday at an event at the Union League Club in Chicago. &nbsp; Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:07:08 +0000 Sean Crawford 9040 at http://wuis.org Brady Selects Running Mate Political Newcomer Rauner Seeks To Overhaul Statehouse http://wuis.org/post/political-newcomer-rauner-seeks-overhaul-statehouse <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Venture capitalist Bruce </span>Rauner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is drumming up his campaign for governor with a second campaign. </span>Rauner<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a Republican, is trying to get a question on the 2014 ballot that could lead to major changes in state government. &nbsp; He says he'll donate a sizable portion of his personal fortune into the effort. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:27:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8305 at http://wuis.org Political Newcomer Rauner Seeks To Overhaul Statehouse U.S. Senator Mark Kirk Back On Central Illinois Stage http://wuis.org/post/us-senator-mark-kirk-back-central-illinois-stage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A year-and-a-half after his stroke, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk returned to central Illinois for the first time this week.&nbsp; Members of his party gave him a warm welcome at a Republican rally Thursday at the Illinois State Fair.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senator Kirk made his way slowly across the stage, aided by a cane.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It has been a long, slow, partial recovery since his stroke last January.</span></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:11:32 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 7372 at http://wuis.org U.S. Senator Mark Kirk Back On Central Illinois Stage