|Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford (R)|
Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford (R), who is single, has always been dogged by rumors that he is gay. Now a male employee of his office has submitted a letter of resignation in the midst of his boss' campaign for the Republican nomination for governor this year accusing him of sexual harassment and forcing employees of his office to perform political work on state time. Rutherford denies the allegation. The employee is not yet identifying himself. The Chicago Tribune, which first reported the story, has a copy of his resignation letter but has not released it or identified Rutherford's accuser.