State News
7:42 am
Fri August 16, 2013

IL Republicans at crossroads

More than a hundred Republicans heard from their party leaders and top candidates at the State Central Committee and County Chairmen’s Association meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Springfield, Ill.
More than a hundred Republicans heard from their party leaders and top candidates at the State Central Committee and County Chairmen’s Association meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Springfield, Ill.
Credit Brian Mackey/ Illinois Public Radio

Illinois Republicans are at a crossroads. The party has a historically small number of people in the Illinois Senate, and a small minority in the House, too. But Republicans are also hopeful about 20-14, when they have the chance to win back the Illinois governor's office, ending 12 years of Democratic rule. Party leaders and candidates rallied in Springfield Thursday at the Illinois State Fair. As IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, the men competing for the top of the ticket each say they're uniquely qualified to revive the Illinois Republican Party