Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner said he would back Donald Trump, should the businessman become the GOP presidential nominee.
"I will support the Republican Party's nominee for president," the governor told reporters Monday. "I'll do everything I can to work with that nominee."
Rauner, however, didn't answer specific questions from the media about the controversial Republican presidential frontrunner.
"As I've said, from the beginning, I think we should respect the voters' decisions," the governor stated. "The process is still in mid-stream. We should let the process play out, and I'm not going to comment on specific candidates."
Rauner spoke publicly Monday for the first time since Trump won Tuesday's GOP presidential primary in Illinois.