Cohen Misses Deadline In Governor’s Race

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Independent candidate for governor Scott Lee Cohen has missed a deadline set by Illinois’ campaign laws.

All candidates running in the Nov. 2 election are required to turn in reports showing how much money they raised between July 1 and Oct. 3.

That report was due Monday. But Cohen spokesman John Davis says Cohen’s reports will be filed by Friday.

Davis tells The (Bloomington) Pantagraph that the report is late because of an overworked campaign aide. And Davis says the campaign isn’t “sweating the small fine.”

The Illinois State Board of Elections typically fines first-time offenders $500 if they file within 10 days of the deadline.

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  • FR

    Since Quinn & Brady say how bad each other are, the only logical choice is Scott Lee Cohen. Also, Quinn took away the voter’s vote of voting for Cohen as Lieutenant Governor. The only was to recapture our vote and make our point is to vote for Scott Lee Cohen.

  • iphish

    why would anyone vote for a guy that thinks wasting 500 bucks because he couldn’t be punctual????

    Don’t we have enough of that in Illinois politics already?

  • ismael matinez

    if scott leigh cohen would have run for the senate i would have voted for him. he is a lot better than kirk and giannoulias.i know he had personal problems but he is still better than those two.kirk will tax less , charge less do everything less . can you see that he is lying again? will kirk ever tell the truth.

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