Bush Campaigns in Illinois as GOP Flounders Without a Candidate

By: Chicago AP
By: Chicago AP

State Senator Kirk Dillard today says he's still mulling a possible run and plans to make an announcement Thursday. He's the latest to consider replacing Jack Ryan, who was hit by embarrassing allegations about his sex life.

Political scientist Kent Redfield says Dillard's delayed decision highlights what a bad situation Illinois Republicans are in. The University of Illinois professor says it's embarrassing not to have a candidate in place for the president's visit.

Bush is scheduled to speak about homeland security at an event in Glenview before attending a fundraiser for the Republican National Committee at a private home in Winnetka.

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