SPRINGFIELD - Despite news about polls favoring a Rauner win at a press conference in Springfield Tuesday afternoon, GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady said, "Kirk Dillard's campaign has tanked. It's time for Dillard to tell us what deal he's made with AFSCME and the teacher unions to get their support."
Since the union ads and endorsements, Dillard numbers appear to have fallen again, Brady said. Republicans that aren't in support of public sector union demands on taxpayers have recoiled their support on Dillard as the teacher and public sector unions have poured millions in support of the DuPage senator.
Brady pointed to Rauner's wealth and hometown of Chicago as reason why he - Brady - is Illinois Republicans' only choice.
"Bruce Rauner is trying to buy this election. You'd think having ten mansions around the country would be enough for him. Voting for Bruce Rauner will give the keys to Rauner and Rahm Emanuel for City Hall to run the state," Brady said.
"A vote for Kirk Dillard is a vote for Rauner, and we need to know what deal he's cut with the unions," Brady said. "I'm the only reliable Republican in this race. Our path to victory is to turn out our voters."
Brady says Dillard is not in second place, or the unions would not have pulled out of the race Tuesday.