Reminding his backers that in 2010 he fell short against Quinn by less than one percent – or just 16,000 votes out of the 3.5 million cast, Brady wrote that he being encouraged to "finish the job" he started three years ago.
According to the State Senator, polling shows he's earned more support and recognition than any of the other Republicans who have expressed interest in running in 2014, and that he's best positioned to take back the Governor’s Office, no matter who the Democrat nominee is. He also contends that "unlike others" he has "shown [he] can build an enthusiastic first-class organization, raise the millions of dollars necessary, and withstand the white-hot scrutiny of the media and Democrats in a hotly contested gubernatorial contest."
Others considering a run for governor include Bruce Rauner, Kirk Dillard, Aaron Schock, and Dan Rutherford. Also being talked about are Adam Andrzejewski, Joe Walsh, and Dan Proft.