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Kirk Dillard wins Cook County GOP straw vote for governor
By Deb Pankey | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 9/27/2009 12:01 AM

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Cook County Republicans in their straw poll Saturday showed support for gubernatorial candidate Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale in the February primary.

Among delegates attending the two-day convention in Rosemont, Dillard garnered 216 votes. In the field of six candidates, Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington came in second with 198 votes; Hinsdale businessman Adam Andrzejewski got 150 votes.

Dan Proft, a top aide to U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes, DuPage County Chairman Bob Schillerstrom, and Andy McKenna, former Illinois GOP chairman, had 142, 108 and 21 votes respectively.