Rutherford denies that he is behind Schock TV ads

By WEEK Producer

Rutherford denies that he is behind Schock TV ads

January 18, 2013 Updated Dec 2, 2013 at 1:28 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says he is not behind a TV ad blasting Congressman Aaron Schock's "fiscal cliff" vote.

Rutherford denied the accusations Friday during an interview on News Radio 1470.

The ad in question accuses Schock of voting for tax increases, but Schock says his vote cut taxes.

Crane's Chicago Business Magazine mentioned Rutherford or a group called Americans for Limited Government as possible sources behind the commercial.

Rutherford says since he is close to announcing a run for Governor, it's not surprising his name had been brought up. Schock is also a rumored candidate for Governor.