MURPHYSBORO - The Jackson County Central Republican Committee held a straw poll Saturday night in Murphysboro, Illinois, and of the four gubernatorial candidate teams, Kirk Dillard - Jil Tracy came in first with 70 percent of the vote. Bruce Rauner - Evelyn Sanguinetti came in second with 12 percent, Dan Rutherford - Steve Kim third and Bill Brady - Maria Rodriguez last.
GOP U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis won over Doug Truax (56-44) , the Jackson County straw poll showed. DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan won over State Rep Tom Cross for the State Treasurer nomination (68-32). Terri Bryant beat out Bob White in a bid to succeed State Rep. Mike Bost.