Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair

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By WSIL Reporter

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Republicans took center stage Thursday at the Illinois State Fair. 

Former Governor Jim Edgar introduced this year's GOP governor candidate Bruce Rauner at a huge rally. Rauner laid out why he believes the state needs a change in leadership and spent time visiting with many in the crowd, trying to rally votes.
 
Other GOP candidates running for state office and for jobs in Washington, D.C.took the mic as well, along with U.S. Senator Mark Kirk.
 
Wednesday was Democrat day at the state fair in Springfield.
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