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Family of Dillard running mate launches PAC to back Dillard-Tracy

With less than three weeks before the March 18th GOP gubernatorial primary, Kirk Dillard’s running mate has a new move.

Don Tracy, the brother-in-law to state Rep. Jil Tracy, R-Quincy, who is running as Dillard’s lieutenant governor, filed papers this week announcing “Illinoisans for Jil Tracy,” an independent expenditure PAC.

The papers made public today announce that the committee’s purpose is to “support the candidacy of Jil Tracy and Kirk Dillard.”

Dillard is locked in a four-way race for the Republican nomination. While he’s lagged in the polls, Dillard has picked up a few endorsements, including from the Illinois Education Association, which has given him much-needed cash in the waning weeks of the race.

Tracy’s family owns Dots Foods and she for a time was the reason Dillard kept financially afloat.