Dan Rutherford http://northernpublicradio.org en GOP Candidates Pledge Party Unity In Gubernatorial Race http://northernpublicradio.org/post/gop-candidates-pledge-party-unity-gubernatorial-race <p>Treasurer Dan Rutherford appears willing to support his party no matter what. That's as he maintains another candidate for governor is trying to take him down.</p><p></p><p>During a debate in Chicago last month, Rutherford -- along with the other Republican candidates for governor in attendance -- made a pledge.</p><p>To support whomever ends up being the nominee.</p><p>Though venture capitalist Bruce Rauner wasn't there, his spokesman says he'll do the same.</p><p>But since that debate, the dynamic of the race has changed.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:50:05 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 43051 at http://northernpublicradio.org GOP Candidates Pledge Party Unity In Gubernatorial Race Rauner Gets Major Boost In Fundraising http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rauner-gets-major-boost-fundraising <p>Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner continues to rake in major contributions since he lifted Illinois' new campaign finance cap last week.&nbsp;&nbsp; While Rauner's opponents are freed from caps as well, he's the been the only one to get such major, and immediate, benefit.</p><p>State filings show Illinois' richest man, Ken Griffin, pitching in $250,000 to Rauner's campaign.</p><p>It's the second time this week Rauner received a donation worth a quarter of a million dollars.&nbsp;</p><p>Previously, those donors could have only give two-percent as much.</p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:20:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 39434 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rauner Gets Major Boost In Fundraising Illinois House GOP Leader Wants New Job http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-gop-leader-wants-new-job <div>Illinois House minority leader Tom Cross is telling his Republican colleagues today he plans to run for Illinois treasurer.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:37:38 +0000 Susan Stephens 34924 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois House GOP Leader Wants New Job