A Republican candidate for Illinois governor says he feels Bill Daley dropping out of the Democratic side of the race bodes well for his own candidacy.
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is one of four candidates on the Republican ticket for governor in next Spring's primary.
Bill Daley announced this week that he was dropping out of the race for governor clearing the way for Governor Pat Quinn to avoid a significant primary challenge.
Rutherford says his strong performance in the state treasurer's race proves he can have success running for governor.
Rutherford adds that those numbers show that he is the one out of the four Republican candidates that can beat Governor Quinn in November of 2014.
Rutherford made the comments Wednesday on the WDWS Morning Show.