Cross to Announce Bid for Treasurer
PLAINFIELD, IL (AP) - House Republican Leader Tom Cross is planning to make his bid for state treasurer official.
In a news release, his campaign says he will make the announcement at the Chicago Sheraton Towers on Wednesday before starting a two-day fly around across Illinois. Stops include Rockford and Moline on Wednesday and Peoria, Quincy and Springfield on Thursday. The announcement tour will conclude at a Plainfield restaurant.
Cross has served in the state House since 1993 and as Republican caucus leader since 2003. After he told caucus members about his intentions to run for treasurer, Republicans held an election in late August naming Western Springs attorney Jim Durkin to the House leadership post. Cross is unopposed in the Republican primary and faces Champaign Democratic Rep. Mike Frerichs in the general election.
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