Ex-Dem candidates for governor run as independents - KMOV.com

Ex-Dem candidates for governor run as independents

CHICAGO (AP) -- Two former Democratic candidates for governor are back on the campaign trail as independents.

Chicago businessman William "Dock" Walls and Oak Park attorney Ed Scanlan announced their campaign at a downtown Chicago park on Sunday.

Walls will run for governor, and Scanlan for lieutenant governor.

Walls withdrew from the primary in December, while Scanlan was removed from the ballot for not having enough valid signatures.

They now need to collect 25,000 signatures from registered voters by June 21 if they want to get on the November ballot.

They join Scott Lee Cohen, the former Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor. He's also running for governor as an independent. He and running mate Baxter Swilley also need to collect 25,000 signatures.

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