To become governor in Illinois, you have to know how to deal with budget holes and economic crises.
That’s the reasoning behind former Gov. Jim Edgar’s endorsement of Sen. Kirk Dillard for the Illinois Republican primary. Dillard was Edgar’s chief of staff when Edgar struggled with an economic crisis during his two terms in office, between 1991 and 1999.
Some of Dillard’s opponents in the primary race have already responded to Edgar’s endorsement.
Dan Proft, another candidate in the race, said Dillard was just another example of a "failed go-along-to-get along approach" typical of Springfield politics.