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4 Illinois Governor Hopefuls on Ballot; McCann Seeks Debates



    IL Lawmaker McCann Enters Governor Race

    On Monday, State Senator Sam McCann from Plainview, filed more than 60,000 nominating signatures with the State Board of Elections.

    (Published Monday, June 25, 2018)

    Four candidates for Illinois governor will be on the ballot this fall.

    Republican state Rep. Sam McCann, who's running as a Conservative Party candidate, and Libertarian candidate Grayson "Kash" Jackson will face Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic businessman J.B. Pritzker.

    McCann and Jackson filed to run as third-party candidates last month. Monday was the deadline for anyone to challenge their petitions and try to keep them off the ballot. But no challenges were filed.

    McCann called on his rivals Tuesday to schedule debates between the candidates.

    Pritzker already has said he will participate in three debates. Spokeswoman Galia Slayen said Tuesday that Pritzker "welcomes other voices to the stage that know we need change in Illinois."

    A Rauner campaign spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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