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Scott Lee Cohen For Gov. Rumors Growing Louder

By JoshMogerman in News on Apr 25, 2010 8:00PM

The Scott Lee Cohen for Governor rumors just won't go away. This week we learned that Cohen has informed House Speaker and Democratic Party Chairman Michael Madigan that that he will indeed run as an independent. Could this happen in any other state? Cohen’s self-financed $2 million Lt. Governor campaign revolved around commercials highlighting job fairs that the candidate had run. It will be interesting to see if his gubernatorial candidacy can keep the focus on similarly positive issues.

While Cohen has not officially announced his independent run, the rumor is picking up steam as the story has been reported by most of Chicago’s major news outlets. bares a simple “Coming Soon” message, so we will watch for his official announcement, which must come before a June 21 deadline. Any bets on which bar he will hold the news conference? We hope it will be somewhere with nice outdoor seating so we can make a day of it.