“As true-blue fans of Sen.

“As true-blue fans of Sen. Peter Fitzgerald (R-Ill.) face the upcoming senatorial contest without their favorite in the running, they divide the Republican hopefuls into two categories: those who wanted to run against Fitz in the primary and those who wouldn’t. Among the wouldn’t group are John Cox, the CPA and entrepreneur; Jim Oberweis, the dairy and brokerage magnate, and state Sen. Steve Rauschenberger. Those who signaled a willingness to run against Fitzgerald are Jack Ryan, the wealthy investment banker, and Andy McKenna of Glenview. For a time it appeared that it would be Fitzgerald vs. McKenna, with McKenna the Republican “establishment” candidate.”