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|You'll soon need another sheet of paper to keep track of all the candidates running for statewide office in Illinois. While it's not unusual for a slew of people to run for governor, the No. 2 spot -- the lieutenant governor's office -- doesn't typically attract a lot of candidates.
Not the case this year. The field of candidates has grown to 11, now that political newcomer Jason Plummer has announced his candidacy. Plummer, 27, an Edwardsville Republican, works at his family's lumberyard business. He says he won't choose among the six Republicans who are running for governor and could be his running mate.
The two frontrunners in the Democratic race for governor are Gov. Pat Quinn and Comptroller Dan Hynes. Plummer says he'd rather choose from the Republican six than the Democrats' two. He held an announcement news conference at the Capitol in Springfield, but questions were shut down and Plummer was whisked away after 16 minutes.
Five candidates are running for comptroller. Only two people are running for treasurer.
State Rep. Mike Boland (D-East Moline )
Tom Castillo (D)
Scott Lee Cohen (D)
State Rep. Kevin Joyce (D-Chicago)
Justin Oberman (D)
State Rep. Art Turner (D-Chicago)
Brad Cole (R)
Jason Plummer (R)
Don Tracy (R)
Randy White (R)
State Rep. Dave Winters (R-Shirland)
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)
State Rep. David Miller (D-Dolton)
Jim Dodge (R)
William Kelly (R)
Judy Baar Topinka (R)
Robin Kelly (D)
State Sen. Dan Rutherford (R-Chenoa)
(Illinois Radio Network)
|09 17 09 by Newsroom
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