Dan Rutherford tours Galesburg company during campaign stop

By WEEK Producer

September 13, 2013 Updated Sep 13, 2013 at 6:43 PM CDT

GALESBURG, Ill. -- Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford was campaigning for governor in Galesburg on Friday.

Rutherford toured a company called NAEIR, which facilitates the acquisition of merchandise for schools and non-profits for the cost of shipping.

While he was there he criticized the state's handling of renovations at the capitol in which $670,000 were spent on high-end copper-plated doors.

He says its symptomatic of the spending mindset in Springfield that needs to change.

"We're talking about our school districts that need to, and should repair or build and expand on our school systems," Rutherford said. "And then, the idea of putting those kind of expenses in as a capital expenditure in Springfield I think is very inappropriate."

The total cost of the renovations at the capitol building was $50 million.

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