By Mark Weyermuller -
State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) announced Wednesday morning at The Witt Hotel in Chicago that he is running for the 2014 Republican nomination for governor of Illinois. Brady gave a short speech, then took questions.
The senator made a Chicago Blackhawks reference in regards to experience. He said a great hockey coach like Joel Quenneville led the Blackhawks to victory from his vast experience in hockey. Brady indicated the same is necessary in Illinois government - having somebody like himself who has "business experience" running the state. The event was attended by media, staff, family, and supporters. He held other rallies throughout the day in Springfield, Marion and Bloomington.
Other GOP gubernatorial candidates that have announced their 2014 bids are Bruce Rauner, Treasurer Dan Rutherford and State Senator Kirk Dillard.