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Tue March 18, 2014
Rutherford: 'I'm Looking Forward To Vindicating Myself'
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford basically conceded his campaign for governor earlier tonight.
His standing in the polls plummeted after a former employee filed a lawsuit accusing the treasurer of sexual harassment and coercing him to do political work.
Rutherford says the past few weeks have been the most challenging in his life.
"It's been horrible for my family," he said. "It's been horrible for my staff. It's been horrible for the family of my staff. And it's been horrible for my friends. That said, I'm looking forward to vindicating myself. I'm going to tell you up front: that is going to happen."
Rutherford says he's "not going away." He also urged the Republican Party to do a better job of reaching out to a more diverse group of voters.