The Illinois Republican Party chose wisely when it selected Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour to speak at Wednesday’s post-primary Illinois Republican Unity Breakfast. Not only was Barbour the chairman of the Republican National Committee in that great GOP year in 1994, but Barbour now leads the Republican Governors Association.
Although a Republican nominee for governor has yet to be determined–Bill Brady leads Kirk Dillard by 406 votes–that didn’t stop Barbour from declaring, “The Republican Governors Association is committed to this race.”
Barbour addressed Republican unity in the Land of Lincoln. “My own view is what the Democrats have done in Illinois in the last eight years,” Barbour said, “is what unifies Republicans for this fall.”
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