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Dillard says ground game is key to victory

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11 months, 1 week ago by Bob Gough

GOP gubernatorial candidate speaks at Jil Tracy's leaders breakfast

State Sen. Kirk Dillard says endorsements and straw poll wins mean more to him than the statewide polls that show him trailing Venture Capitalist Bruce Rauner in the race for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor.

Dillard, from Hinsdale, spoke at Jil Tracy's annual breakfast fundraiser at The Ambiance in Quincy Friday morning before a packed house. Tracy, the state representative from Quincy, is running for Lt. Governor as Dillard's running mate.

Dillard said these kinds of public events energize him as the March 18 primary is now less than a month away.

"The momentum is clearly moving in Jil Tracy's and my way," Dillard said following straw poll wins in Jackson County and McLean County and getting endorsements from the Illinois Education Association and the Daily Herald in the Chicago suburbs. 

Rauner's massive fundraising and self-funding machine has allowed him to be a constant on the radio and television airwaves, but Dillard says the race will come down to the grass roots and crossovers.

"Gotta win this on the ground. You have to win this through the grass roots...you cannot let anybody buy the election," Dillard said referring to Rauner's huge warchest that he has contributed more than $3 million to on his own. "There will be crossover votes this time. I tell everybody whose a  Democrats and Independent there is no action on the Democratic side. Take a Republican ballot, crossover and vote for Kirk Dillard and Jil Tracy to save your state."


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RT @Dennis Dodd: Mike Alden stepping down at Missouri. Credit for football, SEC move, facilities. Not so much for bkb, off-field issues. Overall great run.
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RT @Mizzou Athletics: When he steps down Aug. 31, Alden will have the second-longest tenure among athletic directors in #Mizzou history, behind only Don Faurot.
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