Nominating conventions for the 2016 presidential race are nearly a year away, but names of potential Illinois delegates to both the Republican and Democratic meetings are popping up.
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that presidential campaigns have begun putting together their delegate slates.
Republican State Rep. Raymond Poe of Springfield backs former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. So does former GOP Gov. Jim Edgar.

Illinois delegates find different purposes in conventions

Aug 27, 2012

Though Hurricane Isaac successfully delayed the official start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Monday, the spirit and excitement of the delegates attending the convention has not been dampened.

Some Republicans already may be thinking a couple of years beyond the event.

Also thinking ahead are Illinois Democrats, as they prepare for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.