Cohen Says He Has the Signatures For Fall Ballot
Scott Lee Cohen plans to file his petitions with the Illinois State Board of Elections to run as independent for governor.
Cohen says he'll file the signed petitions on Monday afternoon in Springfield. His campaign said in a news release Sunday that he's been on a five-week, nonstop campaign to collect the 25,000 signatures needed to get on the November ballot. Cohen's campaign says he has more than 130,000 signatures.
Cohen is trying to revive his political career after being forced to resign as the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor when issues in his personal life became widely known.
He says voters "were very anxious'' to sign the petition and he thinks they'll be "just as eager'' to vote for him in November.