SPRINGFIELD – There's one Republican leader in Illinois that believes there's a real chance that Ohio Governor John Kasich – who now has the least number of elected delegates – will eventually be the presidential pick at the RNC in June, and possibly, in November.
When asked how important the top of the ticket will be in November as to whether Illinois Republicans can win back seats from the Democrat super-majority in both legislative chambers, Minority Leader Chris Radogno at first didn't sound too hopeful about it happening in 2016.
It's normally the case that in presidential election years Republicans don't do as well as non-presidential elections, she said. Except …
"I think it's very unsettled on both sides as to who the nominee is going to be," Minority Leader Chris Radogno said in a press conference at the State Capitol today. "It looks like there's certainly a realistic possibility of a contested convention. I'm the Kasich chairman in this state, I firmly believe and I think some polling has shown that he has the best chance to succeed. So, if that comes to fruition, that may help our cause."
"There's a lack of enthusiasm on the Democrat side as well," she said. "Much of the story is yet to be written."