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Former Governors Ask GOP Leaders to Back Dillard

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Former Governors Ask GOP Leaders to Back Dillard

Kirk Dillard (R) is running for Governor of Illinois.

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Two former GOP Illinois governors are asking party leaders to back state Sen. Kirk Dillard in the 2014 gubernatorial primary, saying he's the only Republican who can win the general election.

Former Govs. Jim Edgar and Jim Thompson have endorsed Dillard. They sent a letter earlier this week to all GOP county and township chairmen and ward committeemen. They say the Hinsdale legislator is a seasoned campaigner and the only candidate who "can take the fight to the entrenched Democrats that dominate the state capitol."

Dillard served as Edgar's chief of staff. Dillard narrowly lost the 2010 GOP primary to state Sen. Bill Brady, who went on to lose to Gov. Pat Quinn.

Dillard faces Brady, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford and businessman Bruce Rauner in the 2014 primary.

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