Rutherford announces intention to run for governor

Published 06/03 2013 04:05PM

Updated 06/03 2013 05:38PM

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says he's seeking the republican nomination in the 2014 governor's race.

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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