Treasurer Dan Rutherford announces run for governor

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford announced his run for governor Sunday morning.

Rutherford is seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2014. He’ll make it official during an announcement scheduled for 10:30am at Harry Caray’s Restaurant in Chicago.

Rutherford follow-ups the announcement with a three-day tour through Illinois, making 13 stops in several cities, including his hometown of Pontiac.

Rutherford was elected to treasurer in 2010 and prior to that, he served as a state representative and senator since 1993.

Governor Pat Quinn has not said if he plans to run for re-election.

Democrats Lisa Madigan and former White House Chief of State Bill Daley are also both considering a run for the office.

7 comments

  • Ismael

    There is no way that this guy can do any worst than what We have now. Read today's tribune and You will see that Illinois is probably the worst state in the nation when it comes to finances. Our state is in deep trouble. We as taxpayers will have to dig deeper into our wallets thanks to our crooked democrats.

  • thetruth

    No Ismael the whole state is crooked don't blame it on one party. But I might vote for this guy I have to look at him closer

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  • Joe Public

    Anyone can do a better job that Quinn or Blago as long as they can be honest and not dominated by the unions

  • MrCrabs

    The majority of the corruption comes from the legislators representing Chicago & Cook County. They expect the rest of the state to support their bad decisions and graft. They've created a one-party system that looks very similar to Socialist governments in Europe, Central America, and South America. The unions systems feed into it in the same way.

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