Monday, March 1, 2010

B-N business community fueled Brady's campaign

If Bill Brady becomes the next governor of Illinois, he may have his peers in the Twin City business community to thank.

Brady’s early support from his peers and family is common, said Ron Michaelson, who led the state Board of Elections for 27 years and now teaches at the University of Illinois-Springfield. That strong base of cash was key to establishing Brady as a credible candidate to others, he said.

“He’s now got to establish stronger support and visibility in the six-county area (around Chicago) where a lot of the money is and where all of the votes are, quite frankly,” Michaelson said.

Michaelson's comments were featured in a February 26, 2010, edition of the Bloomington Pantagraph.

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