* I told subscribers about this earlier today. From CBS2…
Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Rutherford has sent notice to television media outlets that he is pulling his campaign ads.
The statewide cancellation is effective immediately.
However, campaign officials will decide to resume advertising later in the month, sources said.
* This is what the Rutherford campaign sent me when I asked…
In light of recent outside efforts, the campaign released reserves it had placed on some future TV time. Nothing was canceled.
His TV commercials are up this week in most of the state. The campaign will evaluate future markets going forward.
He is not dropping out of the race.
Brian J. Sterling
Dan Rutherford for Governor
In other words, he had previously reserved ad space and then canceled those reservations. The ads that are running now are already bought and paid for.
I do not yet believe that this is a signal about whether Rutherford is contemplating dropping out. But it sure doesn’t look good.