Gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard stops in Peoria

By WEEK Reporter

March 16, 2014 Updated Mar 16, 2014 at 10:53 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidates are pulling out all of their ammunition this weekend before Primary election day.

Candidate State Senator Kirk Dillard and his running mate Jill Tracy stopped in Peoria Sunday to court for votes.

Dillard was armed with plenty of political clout as former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar joined him in a last minute campaign swing.

"I think this is a very fluid situation and it will be determined by who turns out and we don't know for sure," said former Governor Jim Edgar. "As I said primaries are the most difficult to predict."

"The other candidates I believe are actually coming down," said Senator Kirk Dillard. "This race is between a Chicago billionaire, a buddy of Rahm Emanuels' and me. If you vote for Bill Brady or you vote for Dan Rutherford I believe you are wasting your vote and you are leading to the reelection of Pat Quinn"

A recent Chicago Tribune poll showed Kirk Dillard 13 points behind Bruce Raunner.

But the two candidates are said to be in a dead heat.