On March 5th the Brady for Governor campaign kicked off its official campaign. Even though this was a time for celebration, Bill got right to work with an intense schedule. On Monday, March 8th, Bill met with supporters in a statewide fly around. His day was packed with stops in Chicago, Rockford, Quad Cities, Quincy, Cahokia, Marion, Champaign, Peoria, and Bloomington. Brady held a celebration party for his supporters, staff, and family at the Double Tree Convention Center in Bloomington following the day's events with hundreds of attendees. On the 15th, we launched the Chicagoland campaign with a unity rally in DuPage County that featured all the former GOP candidates for governor and most of the 2010 statewide Republican slate for statewide office.
In the last couple weeks, Bill has been busy attending statewide events, reaching out to voters, and tending to his duties as a State Senator. Due to the national interest in this race, Bill has been in contact with several national Republican organizations that are very interested in assisting our race. His hard work and dedication are paying off, as indicated by three recent polls, each of which show the Brady campaign solidly leading in each survey. Comexpress just released numbers Friday that indicated that Brady was beating Governor Quinn 45 to 36 percent. Not only is Brady winning, but he is also leading or in a virtual tie in every part of the state except for the City of Chicago.
A We Ask America poll from earlier in the month put Brady ahead of Quinn 44.6 percent versus 31.6 percent. And a Rasmussen Poll confirmed both of these findings with its poll illustrating that Brady is leading Quinn 47 to 37 percent. With the continued efforts of Bill and his supporters, these numbers can remain steady and we can take back the state of Illinois. We believe that Governor Quinn's announcement Friday he wants Sheila Simon as his running mate, and the controversy it has generated in the selection of a Democrat candidate for lieutenant governor, adds even more momentum to the Brady/Plummer campaign.
Thank you for your continued support to take Illinois back..