* Dan Rutherford is going up on the air this week with a “modest” Downstate TV ad buy. No Chicago, according to the Sun-Times…
“We have the resources to bring our message directly to the voters,” said Rutherford in the statement. “No longer will the television and radio space be dominated by a ‘billionaire bully’ who feels his money entitles him to the nomination.” […]
“All the stuff he has ready to go is positive,” Rutherford spokesman Brian Sterling told the Sun-Times. […]
Sterling said there’s no truth to rumors that Rutherford is considering dropping out of the race.
“Almost just the opposite has happened with our volunteer base,” Sterling told the Sun-Times.
“On Saturday we had a volunteer rally in Morris. It was snowing like hell and we had almost 100 volunteers come out. Our supporters are rallying behind him. I don’t think he’s concerned about how this sits with his supporters because I’m sure he’s going to be vindicated.”
* The Question: Do you think Dan Rutherford will still be in the governor’s race on primary day? Take the poll and then explain your answer in comments, please.