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State Sen. McCann Files Petitions For Governor’s Race

State Senator Sam McCann (R-Plainview) formally filed petitions for his candidacy for Governor Monday, challenging incumbent Bruce Rauner from the right. “This is about a calling,” McCann said after he filed some 65,000 petitions, more than double the amount needed to qualify to run as an independent or member of a third party. “This is about doing what’s right. It’s about restoring people’s faith in our state and in our nation…that we can have servant-driven leadership and not politicians who serve themselves.” McCann, who is running as a candidate for the “Conservative Party,” has nearly $300,000 in campaign funds, making his bid an uphill battle against the more than $210 million Rauner and Democratic challenger JB Pritzker have raised. (State Journal-Register)

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