Aurora mayor's name pops up as potential GOP governor candidate

  • Richard Irvin is in his second term as Aurora's mayor.

      Richard Irvin is in his second term as Aurora's mayor. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, July 2021

  • Kenneth C. Griffin

    Kenneth C. Griffin

Updated 12/16/2021 3:18 PM

Illinois' richest man, Ken Griffin, attempted to shoot down rumors Thursday that he had found his gubernatorial candidate, saying in a statement he looks forward to supporting Republicans or Democrats who "will address" issues "that plague our state."

Earlier in the day, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin's name popped up as a potential candidate in the 2022 race, with Illinois Republican sources adding that the second-term mayor would have Griffin's backing.


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