GOP Makes Push To Reclaim Political Power At State Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republicans are gathering in Springfield to make a push to reclaim political power in Illinois, including the governor’s mansion.

Party officials and candidates from the top to the bottom of the ticket plan to attend a Thursday breakfast hosted by the Illinois Republican State Central Committee and the County Chairmen’s Association.

The event is followed by Republicans’ annual rally at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner is making a bid against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in a nationally watched race.

Party officials are also hoping to pick up a number of seats in the state legislature.

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