The field of candidates vying for the Republican nomination for governor is growing. The number of Republicans who want to be governor is now up to three, officially, with State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington, pictured) announcing Wednesday that he’s running for the post in 2014. Brady says he wants to pick up where he left off when he ran for governor in 2010.
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Brady, if elected governor, says he’ll work to balance the budget, lower taxes and tackle the state’s pension debt. He didn’t lay out any specifics today, but did pledge to roll out his ideas over the course of his campaign. This will be Brady’s third time running for governor. He lost in the primary in 2006 and in the general election in 2010. He joins announced candidates Bruce Rauner and State Treasurer Dan Rutherford. State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) is also expected to be in the mix.