“I’m blessed to have a wonderful family, a thriving business with talented, dynamic employees, and plenty of good friends. Yet, I understand we live in a state and a country drifting away from us.
“Our leaders are piling a debt burden on our children that is immoral. They are using the Internal Revenue Service to bludgeon political opponents; and, generally have no clue about how to make our economy grow and our families prosper.
“From my West Point days, I learned that if something isn’t working, you change the strategy. Dick Durbin and his crew have been in charge in Illinois and the United States for years. Their policies are not working, yet they continue to pursuit them again and again as we sink deeper into economic stagnation.
“It’s time for a new direction in Illinois — a new generation of leaders who will reform our ridiculous tax code; who will stop spending money we don’t have; and, who stop pretending they are helping the poor and middle class when their policies are decimating them.
“Illinois is a great state with great people. It deserves a government that encourages that greatness, not stifles it.
“I can’t wait to work for you.”