SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says he'll be making an announcement shortly on whether he'll run for Governor of Illinois.
Without tipping his hand either way, the Republican from Pontiac pointed to his run for State Treasurer as a demonstration of just how electable he is.
"If you don't get 20 percent in the city of Chicago, you're not going to win," said Rutherford. "I got 22 percent of the City of Chicago. And our Republican nominee for Governor for 18 percent, I won. I'm here. The other factoid out there: I got more votes as Treasurer than Mark Kirk did winning the U.S. Senate seat. I got 66,000 more votes than Pat Quinn got winning the Governor's race."
Bloomington Republican Bill Brady, who lost to Pat Quinn four years ago, as e-mailed supporters saying he's considering another run for Governor; and State Senator Kirk Dillard already has announced his candidacy.