Several days of controversy have not changed the plans of Republican candidate for governor Dan Rutherford, who is buying his way onto the television airwaves this week.
Rutherford is purchasing ad time in several Downstate TV markets.
Up until now, only GOP rival Bruce Rauner had the funds for a TV ad campaign. Rutherford’s camp says the message of the ads will be positive.
The ad buy comes on the heels of revelations that a male employee in Rutherford’s office has threatened to file a formal complaint alleging harassment.
Rutherford contends that complaint is politically motivated.