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Dillard questions Rutherford about sexual advance allegations at GOP debate

The lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and misconduct against Republican Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford was brought up in a debate between the candidates for governor Monday evening.

During the debate in Northwest suburban Hoffman Estates, candidates were allowed to ask each other questions. State Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Westmont, asked Rutherford if more accusations are going to be raised. Dillard was referring to a federal lawsuit filed Monday by a former employee of Rutherford’s, Ed Michalowski, who said he was the victim of sexual advances by Rutherford.

The Treasurer has denied any wrongdoing.

Hear Rutherford’s full response to that question in the audio above.

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