State Senator Kirk Dillard's campaign for Illinois governor is getting a boost from his onetime employer, Former Governor Jim Edgar. Dillard yesterday launched a two-day plane tour of Illinois with Edgar by his side. Dillard was once chief of staff to Edgar. Edgar says Illinois needs a governor with experience and who won't be learning on the job. The comment was a reference to businessman Bruce Rauner. The venture capitalist leading in polls and fundraising is seeking public office for the first time. The other GOP candidates are also making a final push with Rauner and state Senator Bill Brady taking statewide tours over the weekend. A spokesman for Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford says he's focused on making phone calls.
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