State Treasurer Dan Rutherford vows to stay in the race for governor, despite explosive allegations contained in a federal lawsuit filed Monday by a former employee.
Ed Michalowski alleges in the lawsuit that Rutherford propositioned him multiple times… and groped him once… dating back to 2011.
Michalowski also claims that Rutherford pressured him and others to do political work and fundraising to further Rutherford’s ambitions.
Rutherford denies the allegations, and says state records contradict some of Michalowski’s claims.
He also continues to assert that the case was timed to derail his GOP campaign for governor, and suspects rival Bruce Rauner is behind it… although Rutherford can’t provide direct evidence to back up the charge.