Illinois Delegate Candidates For 2016 Emerge
Nominating conventions for the 2016 presidential race are nearly a year away, but names of potential Illinois delegates to both the Republican and Democratic meetings are popping up.
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that presidential campaigns have begun putting together their delegate slates.
Republican State Rep. Raymond Poe of Springfield backs former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. So does former GOP Gov. Jim Edgar.
Delegate hopefuls for Ohio Gov. John Kasich include Nancy Kimme, aide to the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, and Springfield Alderman Cory Jobe.
GOP Sen. Jason Barickman of Bloomington is running to be a delegate for Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.
Kevin Conlon of Wilmette says a full slate of delegates for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is on its way.