A Southeastern Illinois Republican State Senator has announced he intends to run for Governor. 55th District State Senator Darren Bailey from Clay County officially says he will seek the party nomination for Governor in 2022. He spoke in front of supporters in Effingham Monday night and said that overspending and tax hikes by state government are crippling the people of Illinois and that it is time for someone to shift the focus back on the hardworking, faithdriven families of Illinois. Bailey is the third Republican to announce a run for the nomination. He followed up his announcement Monday night with a tour of locations across the state.