Rutherford trip lodging becomes GOP campaign issue - Article Photos 1/2

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014 file photo, Illinois state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Rutherford boasts of his frugal travel practices. But a pattern of sharing hotel rooms and a Chicago apartment with a subordinate state employee has become an issue in his campaign to be governor this year. Public records show Rutherford shared a hotel room with his executive assistant at least 10 nights. His office later found some of those trips to be political and reimbursed the state. The two men also stayed together dozens of times in a Chicago apartment on campaign trips. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)