CHICAGO - Comptroller Judy Baar-Topinka won't be the only Republican in this year's Chicago Gay Pride Parade Sunday. NBC's Ward Room checked with the parade organizers and found that at least one other statewide GOP candidate - Tom Cross - will also participate.
Cross, who is running for state treasurer, was one of three Republicans in the Illinois House that voted to legalize gay marriage in Illinois. Treasurer Topinka attended the gay marriage bill signing ceremony earlier this year.
All the other Democrat statewide officers running for re-election are scheduled to appear Sunday. GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is not on the current list of participants.