Illinois Republicans rallied Wednesday at the state fair for Governor's Day -- so called because their party controls the governor's mansion. They spent some time talking about how to hold onto it two years from now, when the mansion will once again be up for grabs.
It may be unofficial, but the GOP is already committed to having Gov. Bruce Rauner as its nominee in 2018.
Who Democrats will put up to run against him is unclear. One oft-mentioned contender: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.
"Anybody here want that?" Congressman Rodney Davis, R-13 asked at the fair rally.