Illinois Governor: GOP State Sen. Murphy Announces Bid
A Republican state senator is entering the race for the Illinois governorship — the office that Democrat Rod R. Blagojevich vacated earlier this year after his impeachment and conviction on corruption charges.
Murphy is seeking the office currently held by Democrat Pat Quinn , a former lieutenant governor who was installed as governor after Blaogojevich’s ouster in January.
Murphy is joining a Republican primary that already includes Bill Brady , a colleague of Murphy’s in the state Senate. Several other Republicans are weighing bids.