Illinois Republicans are converging on Springfield and the Illinois State Fair for Governor's Day.
The annual festivities Wednesday draw a focus on the crucial November balloting. Gov. Bruce Rauner is trying to win re-election along with a slate of statewide and congressional candidates.
Republican regulars met early Wednesday in downtown Springfield before GOP faithful hit the fairgrounds for an old-fashioned campaign rally.
Rauner was scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. The multimillionaire faces billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker in a tough fall campaign.