State Sen. Bill Brady says he hasn't decided whether to run for governor again. (WJBC File Photo)
By Paul Morello
BLOOMINGTON - State Sen. Bill Brady said Monday he hasn't decided whether he'll run for governor again next year, but from the polls he's seen, he could be the frontrunner in the Republican primary.
Brady narrowly lost to Gov. Pat Quinn in 2010, but said the game has changed since then.
"There are 200,000 fewer voters in the City of Chicago than there were two years ago," he said. "I was able to garner 'yes' votes from over 1.5 million people. I think we've got a lot to build on and we certainly don't want to give up on that."
Brady said he's seen a positive outlook from internal data.
"That certainly leads me to believe I could be the best candidate to win the general election," he said.
Brady lost Cook County in 2010 but won nearly every other county in Illinois. He thinks the platform he ran on in 2010 is still relevant to Illinois.
"We need an economic conservative who will bring jobs back to Illinois, and I have a track record of running on those issues," Brady said.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady recently said the best way for the party to become more relevant is to focus on the gubernatorial race and make sure another seven-candidate primary doesn't develop.
State Sen. Kirk Dillard has already announced his intentions to run for governor again next year.
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