On Saturday afternoon, Ocober 28, Rep Jeanne Ives (R) announced by email she is running for Governor, and will challenge Gov Rauner for the Republican nomination.
Here is the interview we did with Rep Ives, on Tuesday, October 24, just four days before she officially announced her intention to run.
Here is the email she posted, officially announcing her candidacy.
“Today my team and I are taking the first step towards restoring commonsense in Illinois. I have started circulating petitions to place my name on the ballot for Governor of Illinois.
I have selected as my Lt. Governor Rich Morthland, a farmer, former state representative and community college professor from the Rock Island area.