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No objections filed to Sam McCann’s candidacy for governor

State Sen. Sam McCann, R-Plainview, who is running as a Conservative Party candidate for governor, as well as Kash Jackson, a Libertarian seeking the office, will apparently be on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Monday was the final day for objections to nominating petitions to be filed to third-party and independent candidates, but none were filed against the McCann or Libertarian paperwork.
The Republican Party of Illinois was considered an entity that could file objections, if merited, as a way to support the re-election of Gov. Bruce Rauner. But a spokesman for the party, Aaron DeGroot, said in late afternoon that both the McCann and Libertarian petitions, after examination, had enough valid signatures to have the 25,000 needed.
McCann had said he filed about 65,000 petitions, and Libertarians said their slate – including Jackson of Antioch for governor and and Sanbjeev Mohip of Skokie for lieutenant governor — filed more than 47,000 signatures.
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