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Sen. Brady announces run for governor today

4-stop tour planned across state

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[March 02, 2009]  Republicans attending the Lincoln Day Dinner in Logan County on Feb. 11 knew it was just a matter of time before Bill Brady, R-44th District, officially announced another run at the Republican nod for governor of Illinois. In 2006, Brady was one of six Republicans attempting to become the Republican nominee, which was eventually won by Judy Barr-Topinka. The senator, not having statewide name recognition in the previous primary, hopes to change that this time around.

In a prepared statement, Brady stated his intentions of trying to gain name recognition throughout the state.

"On Monday, I will formally launch my campaign for governor in 2010 with formal announcements of my candidacy in Chicago, Springfield, Marion and Bloomington.

I am committed to doing everything I can to make a difference for the citizens of Illinois, to bringing jobs and economic prosperity back to our state, to restoring integrity and honesty to state government, and to making the tough decisions that will return fiscal responsibility and accountability to our budget.

"I will need your help, and I invite you to join our campaign as we move forward to build a better Illinois. Together, we can make a difference as we work to bring back promise and prosperity for the people of Illinois."


At the Lincoln Day Dinner, Brady stressed his conservative values when he stated that it is a time for Republicans to "not be candidates in the (political) middle, but to stress the values of the Republican Party, which are less government, lower taxes and accountability."

"We need to get back to the party of Lincoln and Reagan," he said.

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The following is the senator's schedule for announcing his candidacy:

Monday, March 2

  • 10 a.m.
    Renaissance Chicago Hotel
    1 West Wacker Drive

  • 1 p.m.
    Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
    Knotts Conference Room (main terminal, second floor)

  • 3 p.m.
    Williamson County Airport
    Main terminal

  • 6 p.m.
    Challenger Learning Center
    2901 E. Empire St.

[Text from file received from Sen. Bill Brady's office; LDN staff]

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