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July 30, 2014, 10:10 am
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Candidates Begin Announcing Running Mates: Rutherford Picks Kim; Dillard Announcement Tuesday


The candidates for governor have begun to announce their choices for running mate.

 

Since this year, governor and lieutenant governor candidates must run as a team in the primary, the selection process is shaping up to be one of the first major executive decisions for the gubernatorial hopefuls.  Republican candidate Dan Rutherford is first out with an official announcement -- which he made over his Twitter feed, revealing that he has chosen former attorney general candidate Steve Kim to run with him.  Rutherford notes that Kim would be the first Asian-American elected to statewide office in Illinois from either party if they win.

 

Meanwhile, fellow Republican Kirk Dillard will make his announcement in a series of campaign stops Tuesday.  It is widely expected that Dillard will announce that he has chosen state Rep. Jil Tracy as his running mate.

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