Rutherford, of Pontiac, announced his candidacy in Chicago Sunday at the start of a three-day state-wide tour. He's been treasurer since 2010 and served 18-years in the Illinois General Assembly before winning that seat.
Incumbent democratic Governor Pat Quinn says he is seeking re-election next year.
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