9 months ago by Bryan Nichols
Says he thinks he can build on the support he had in 2010
Illinois State Senator and 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady says he might run again for the state’s top office.
Brady, who lost to current Governor Pat Quinn, says he’s waiting a few more months to jump into the race.
“I’m trying to avoid starting a campaign until June. I’d like through this legislative session because I do believe that some of the issues we’re facing will require bipartisan support and I’d like to keep the campaigning and the politics out of it until after this General Assembly,” said Brady.
Brady, who carried all but four counties in 2010 but still lost the election, said he thinks this election will be different.
“(There’s a) huge number of people in the general election who think we need to finish the job. We came 16,000 votes short and so I think we can build on that. I don’t think you can underestimate the political skills of Pat Quinn. This guy’s made a career and a living off of fooling voters and it won’t be an easy race, but I think this time we’ll get the job done.”
Brady said he thinks Quinn will have a tough primary if Attorney General Lisa Madigan decides to run. He also said he thinks Quinn deserves to lose to her if she does run.