SPRINGFIELD - State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) reached out to friends and supporters Saturday, asking them to circulate petitions to gather the needed 10,000 signatures needed to get on the March 2018 GOP primary ballot, challenging incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner.
Illinois law requires gubernatorial candidates to run as teams with their lieutenant governors, so the petitions revealed Ives' pick. The name on her petitions is former State Rep. Rich Morthland, from the Quad Cities part of the state. He served one term - from 2011 to 2013 - in the Illinois House.
Who is Rich Morthland, and how will his views blend with the gubernatorial candidate's?