tax policy http://peoriapublicradio.org en Dan Rutherford running for governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dan-rutherford-running-governor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today is day two of state Treasurer Dan Rutherford's&nbsp;three-day tour of Illinois. He's meeting with supporters to say he's OFFICIALLY running for governor. Rutherford has been laying the groundwork to run for years, making the formal announcement one of the least surprising events in Illinois politics. So we asked reporter </span>IPR'S<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Brian Mackey to find something about Rutherford's announcement that WAS surprising.</span></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Like many Republican candidates, Rutherford likes to remind people he was a businessman. And although he was the only Republican senator to vote for civil unions in 2010, he's opposed to legalizing same-sex marriage.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nothing too surprising about any of that. But Rutherford is distinguishing himself on a matter of tax policy.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:01:39 +0000 Denise Molina & Brian Mackey 6663 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dan Rutherford running for governor