Chicago Tribune announces Illinois Senate and Governor candidates on ballot

Today, the Chicago Tribune released an article entitled It’s official: Four U.S. Senate candidates, five for governor”, making official which candidates made it onto the ballot.

The Illinois State Board of Elections today finalized the state’s Nov. 2 ballot, ruling out a slate of candidates running under the banner of the Constitution Party but leaving on a slate running as Libertarians.

The ruling effectively means four candidates’ names will appear for the U.S. Senate in both a court-ordered special election to fill the final two months of embattled Sen. Roland Burris’ term and for the full six-year term, while five contenders will vie for governor.

Burris, appointed to the Senate by Gov. Rod Blagojevich after the disgraced former governor’s arrest, was ruled by the federal courts to be a temporary appointment until the next election.

The Senate candidates are Democrat Alexi Giannoulias, Republican Mark Kirk, Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones and Libertarian candidate Mike Labno of Oak Brook. Removed from the ballot today were Randy Stufflebeam of the Constitution Party, frequent candidate Andy Martin and independent candidate Corey Dabney of Aurora, election officials said.

In the contest for governor, the candidates are Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn, Republican Bill Brady, Green Party candidate Rich Whitney, Libertarian contender Lex Green, who like Brady is a Bloomington resident, and independent candidate Scott Lee Cohen. Cohen won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, stepped down amid controversy about his past, then mounted an independent bid for the state’s top job.

One thought on “Chicago Tribune announces Illinois Senate and Governor candidates on ballot

  1. NewFederalist

    It seems all the bad news about ballot status is heading in the direction of the Constitution Party. It must be frustrating to have so many near misses.

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