SPRINGFIELD - The Dillard/Tracy campaign stopped in Springfield Illinois Sunday evening for a get-out-the-vote rally which featured GOP candidate for Governor Kirk Dillard, Lieutenant Governor candidate Jil Tracy and former Governor Jim Edgar, along with several elected officials from Sangamon County.
"This election will be won with turnout and in the next two days," Edgar said. "It's almost impossible to predict polls in primaries. This race is still undecided. We need to win - not just for the Republican Party - but for the state of Illinois."
AFSCME, IEA and IFT union members who support Dillard - "thoughtful Democrats" as Edgar called them - were recognized at the rally.
"Jil and I don't have fancy slogans or slick ads made by people in Washington, but we have solutions. Our first solution is to send Pat Quinn packing in November," Dillard said. "Our plan is to cut spending. We have a plan to improve our schools,our agriculture and our businesses. We have an eclectic group of people that have endorsed us, like none other."
"I am proud to have the endorsement of the people that teach our children day in and day out, the policemen, the prison guards, the endorsement of people that work for state agencies," Dillard said. "We will improve the morale of working in the state."
"You can't beat Pat Quinn with someone who vacations with Rahm Emanuel, or as a City Hall insider like that guy is that's running against us," Dillard said. "You can't beat Pat Quinn with a gazillionaire that's so out of touch with working families that he sees nothing, nothing wrong with bending the rules for himself and his family. There can't be one set of rules for billionaires and a set of rules for the rest of Illinois citizens."
This race has come down to us and Bruce Rauner, Kirk said. "It's time to make Illinois work again."