Senator McCann refused to comment on the petition to Illinois Review, other than to convey through staff that "He will be making an official statement in the near future."
McCann endorsed Kirk Dillard in the 2014 GOP gubernatorial primary, over the eventual winner Bruce Rauner. Word is the Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Medical Society are encouraging McCann's bid, along with Republican social conservatives that are unhappy with Rauner's ambiguous positions on key issues.
The petitions are to be circulated and returned to J.Gooch and Associates of Springfield, IL by June 20th, only 11 days from today. The ISBE says a minimum of 25,000 signatures must be submitted to be on the ballot.
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