Most of those running for governor in 2014 have already expressed their interest in the job. Only a few have made it official. Congressman Aaron Schock is not running for governor. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is.
“I sense the citizens of Illinois are in depression and frustration with their government," Rutherford said at a Chicago event at the restaurant Harry Caray's downtown.
Rutherford toured the state Sunday as part of his announcement.
Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.
On this week's episode: we recap the new finding in the income tax cut bill, which inadvertently would cause a sales tax increase. Then we discuss the chances of an upset in the 8th Congressional race. We finally close it out with a discussion about Democrat Jill Schupp announcing her run for Senator John Lamping's seat.