Dillard says some recent endorsements give him an edge in the race over State Senator Bill Brady and Treasurer Dan Rutherford.
"In a perfect world, I’d obviously love to have Senators Brady or Rutherford drop out, but they are headstrong individuals and they need to make their own decision."
Dillard says both Brady and Rutherford are un-electable. But a recent Chicago Tribune poll showed Dillard with the least support of all four candidates.
The Illinois primary is March 18th.