AURORA, Ill. — A new possible Republican candidate for Illinois governor has emerged.
Multiple sources say that Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin is strongly considering running against Governor JB Pritzker.
If he declares, sources tell WGN Reporter Tahman Bradley that billionaire Ken Griffin and multiple elected Republican officials would back Irvin and endorse him over the rest of the already declared 2022 GOP candidates.
Multiple sources: Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin is strongly considering a run for Illinois governor. Billionaire Ken Griffin and multiple elected Republican officials would back Irvin over the rest of GOP 2022 field, per sources. pic.twitter.com/ZY4kxFwVqB— Tahman Bradley (@tahmanbradley) December 16, 2021
Griffin, the richest man in the state, is willing to throw big money behind a possible Irvin campaign.
Griffin is one of Pritzker’s biggest opponents.