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State Treasurer to Announce Run for Governor



    UPDATE: Rutherford Annnounces Run...

    State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says he'll announce this weekend that he's seeking the Republican nomination for Illinois governor.

    "We’re going to do it," he told the Chicago Sun-Times.

    In a separate interview, he told the Associated Press that he'll make the official announcement on Sunday when he launches a three-day tour with stops including Chicago, Pontiac, Springfield and Rockford.

    Rutherford has been saying for months that he's interested in the job and waiting for the right time to announce.

    The former state representative is likely to face several GOP contenders. Those who've expressed interest are state Sens. Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard and venture capitalist Bruce Rauner.

    Gov. Pat Quinn has said he'll seek re-election in 2014 and could face challenges from within his own party. Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan also are considering runs.