Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has started a statewide bus tour as the formal kickoff of her re-election campaign.
The bus that Topinka calls the Common Sense Express will pull into Springfield this evening for a 5:30pm rally at the Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center.
Topinka says she can help make state government more efficient and more responsive to constituent needs.
She is facing a challenge from Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon, who opted to run for Comptroller instead of repeating as Governor Pat Quinn’s running mate.
Topinka will appear live after 8 this morning on the “Jim Leach Show” here on 970 WMAY.