* From last night’s gubernatorial candidates forum that Bruce Rauner skipped…
The candidates were allowed the opportunity to ask one another questions and Dillard began by saying he regretted having to ask this of the state treasurer.
“Are there any more allegations of sexual harassment coming at you from anyone else?” Dillard said.
The question seemed to hang in the air as the crowd numbering in the hundreds booed and grumbled.
Appearing taken aback by the question, Rutherford offered a long pause, staring right at Dillard at first.
“Sen. Dillard, I believe that was inappropriate,” Rutherford responded and the room erupted in applause.
Dillard later defended his question, saying he wanted to make sure that whoever wins the Republican nomination would not be derailed in a contest against Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn.
Like it or not, that was a fair question by Dillard.
Nobody in the GOP wants to see a repeat of the Jack Ryan insanity. The possibility that the state party might have to look for a replacement gubernatorial candidate is scaring the daylights outta some folks.