Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland is preparing to announce his campaign to run against Democratic Secretary of State Jesse White.
“I met with Governor Rauner’s campaign staff,” Helland told WCIA Wednesday night, “and after thorough discussion, ultimately, I made the decision to go for it.”
Helland is supremely confident his campaign will secure the public support and financial backing of the Republican Governor and the state party.
“I have reason to believe [Rauner’s endorsement] is a done deal,” Helland said.
I’m not sure tying himself so closely to Rauner is gonna help in these trying times, but he may wind up being the only Republican who gets on the ballot.
And still we wait for Republicans to float their names for treasurer (against a not well known incumbent Democrat) or comptroller.