Rutherford Announces Gubernatorial Bid
PONTIAC — Max Reeser of Pontiac remembers Dan Rutherford as his a youth who worked hard as a paperboy delivering The Pantagraph. Even then, he stood out as someone who was going to be special, Reeser said. The paper was always in the right spot, every day.
Gubernatorial Odds - Dan Rutherford is the favorite for 2014.
DAN RUTHERFORD, 9-5: There’s been good news and bad news for Rutherford recently. The good news is, Rep. Aaron Schock isn’t running for governor. Schock was a fellow moderate from Central Illinois, so now Rutherford has that vote to himself. The bad news is, Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady stepped down because of his support for gay marriage. As a state senator, Rutherford voted for the civil unions bill, and believes that gay rights should not be a defining issue for Republicans. Most Republicans seem to believe it should be, so Rutherford will have to win over right-wingers.
Treasurer Rutherford addressing the City Club of Chicago, blunt and realistic discussion on the state's finances