SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Those weren’t rumors

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014

* I hinted at this in comments on Tuesday and told subscribers about it yesterday. Bernie today

Republican state Sen. SAM McCANN didn’t vote in the March 18 primary, Macoupin County election records show.

McCann, whose 50th Senate District represents part of Springfield, couldn’t be reached Wednesday, but the fact that he didn’t cast a ballot in March lends credence to the idea that he was already thinking of his almost-run for governor back then.

McCann on Tuesday issued a late-afternoon statement saying that, “despite rumors to the contrary,” he’s not running as an independent for governor.

But petitions with his name, and apparently his blessing, were being distributed.

Skipping the primary after enthusiastically endorsing Kirk Dillard, means that McCann planned this bid months ago. The “rumors” claim was completely bogus.

But his planning was spotty at best. He didn’t have a running mate’s name on his petitions, so he would’ve been tossed even if he gathered 25,000 valid signatures in a little over two weeks (another bad planning move on McCann’s part).

- Posted by Rich Miller        


19 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 10:27 am:

    At least Mike Cys and Jerry Clarke didn’t set up a Domain on the Web to “gear up” for four years from now…

    Planning is fine, sneaky planning and making yourself look foolish in the fallout is … bad planning.


  2. - OneMan - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 10:30 am:

    OW….

    Perhaps there is a domain, perhaps someone registered it a couple of days ago….

    Perhaps someone did it just to do it….


  3. - JSlim - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 10:30 am:

    Maybe he was just trying to scare up a primary opponent for himself for 2016? Likely successful on that front.


  4. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 10:32 am:

    A little too clever.

    A real pipe dream to think that a state senator with no statewide name-recognition and no money could compete in an independent bid for governor.


  5. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 10:32 am:

    Look, I am sorry. I was wrong.

    Sen. McCann was golfing on Primary Day, keeping up a tradition in My Party.

    It went “extra holes” and just couldn’t find time from 6am to 7pm to vote.

    I overreacted. I am sorry. It all makes sense, and there was no plan to run by Sen. McCann.


  6. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 10:33 am:

    There are statesmen, politicians, and shifty/inept pols. He has no where to go but up, if that is possible


  7. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 10:33 am:

    - OneMan -, you are setting me straight. It’s all about the long term planning, isn’t it?


  8. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 10:36 am:

    Norseman- I hope you are taking notes here.


  9. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 10:38 am:

    Clever enough to know not to vote in the primary. Dumb enough not to know you need a running mate on the petitions. Classic Illinois conservative campsign: too clever by half.


  10. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 10:39 am:

    Anyone ever been to a “McCann St. Patty’s Day Party”?

    They usually carry over beyond the 18th… believe me, I know.

    Voting was just not possible.


  11. - Langhorne - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 10:50 am:

    Ready, Fire, Aim.


  12. - He Makes Ryan Look Like a Saint - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 10:54 am:

    Sam will not survive another election in his district, and will get creamed if he tries for any other office. He is suffering from the arrogant syndrome in which many elected officials get during their first term. They think they are untouchable, that everyone likes them. Then they believe they are smarter than their constitutients. Some needs to bring him back to the ground.


  13. - CirularFiringSquad - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 11:16 am:

    We are still crushed that IL whack jobs will not have Sam McCann as the receptacle for their November votes. FYI there is still time to register in all of our brother backward border states. We are sure there are some real magoo’s they can vote in.


  14. - A guy... - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 11:17 am:

    In light of the circumstances with the petition, you need to find two complete nuts, one more deferential than the other. Oy.


  15. - Norseman - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 11:39 am:

    AA, yes. But I do have to apologize for my sneaky attempt to get additional folks on the ballot to split the vote and help elect Oswego Willy. The guy I put in charge failed me miserably. However, I’ll fall on the sword for it.

    In any event, the stealth campaign still appears to be working. None of the media types has picked up on our efforts other than super political reporter Rich Miller.


  16. - Walter Mitty - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 12:10 pm:

    So all this say’s is…. OW for Governor will have his running mate’s name attached on his petitions… Whew, I would hate the chance at losing a patronage job by poor planning… Thank you Senator, you provided the road map for OW’s success…. I already have chosen my Dumb and Dumber dreamsicle colored tux for inauguration night… So no stealing my look… Go Willy!


  17. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 12:34 pm:

    As anyone can read, - Norseman - is more than capable to drag this Dope over the Finish Line. I am truly lucky. - AA -, thanks for having the campaign’s “6″, and - Walter Mitty -, I can’t wait to take a picture with you at the Inaugural in that suit. Who knows, we may be in a caption contest ourselves.


  18. - sangamon gop - Thursday, Jun 12, 14 @ 10:50 pm:

    Sounds like the earlier Sam story, when he missed an earlier election because he was working on a roof all day. He has lost much of his tea party support. One of his biggest supporters in ‘12 is working hard for Rauner. How will that end up?


  19. - Kerfuffle - Friday, Jun 13, 14 @ 8:35 am:

    Like I said earlier - the man swims in the shallow end of the pool.


TrackBack URI

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Today's number: $1.68 million
* Question of the day
* Rasmussen: Quinn up by 2
* Stop the partisanship on both sides, please
* Quotables
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Durbin vs. Oberweis react
* More new TV ads
* Get ready for "Bloodtober"
* DCCC defies DC expectations, runs ad attacking Davis
* Today's assignment
* Rate Quinn's new ad: "Washington"
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition: Crosstabs and TV ads
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Google intros Drive for Education, free for educators and students
        * Asus ZenFone 4 update brings KitKat 4.4
        * Rockin' the living room: Beats Music arrives on Apple TV
        * This Week in iOS Accessories: MIDI mastery using iOS
        * Five things Apple should fix in the next Apple TV update
        * Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gap is a feature, not a defect
        * iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s – Size does matter

        * Assassin’s Creed Identity RPG Game Launches On iOS Devices (video)
        * The Best Apps that Integrate with iOS 8's Healthkit
        * Tiny Chargerito Charger is Perfect for On the Go
        * PayPal Excluded From Apple Pay Because Of Samsung Deal
        * Four Hackers Charged With Stealing $100 Million Worth Of Intellectual Property
        * Cortana Rumored To Be Included In Windows 10
        * Secure Drives Unveils Self-Destructing SSDs, Will Cost A Tiny Fortune

        * Guide to American League rooting interests for White Sox fans
        * Anderson, Edwards prospects to watch in AFL
        * Manager notes: How Robin Ventura and Chris Sale get along
        * Voting underway to decide Hank Aaron Awards
        * Development of young core in '15 can define Chicago's future
        * Improved White Sox take important step in 2014
        * September call-ups report card: position players


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Gov. Quinn leans on Obamas for support - Northw.....
        * New Poll Gives Quinn Edge..
        * McKinley Park Field House to Get Half-Million D.....
        * Mayor Gary Manier, a Republican, endorses Democ.....
        * Washington Mayor Gary Manier, a Republican, end.....


        * Illinois governor leans on Obamas for support
        * EIU joins Garoppolo hype with jersey offer
        * Appellate court agrees AFSCME workers owed money
        * Investigation prompts Dixon prison head to retire
        * DeWitt County lawyer pleads guilty to drug charges
        * Fire recovery beginning in downtown Rock Island
        * Chicago man charged with double homicide
        * Illinois measure would give victims more rights
        * Panel plans to resume anti-violence program probe
        * Chicago court hears arguments Holocaust case

        * Appellate court: State workers owed back wages
        * Quinn leans on top Democratic support — Obamas, Clinton
        * IDOC investigation prompts state prison warden to retire
        * Lawmaker panel plans to resume anti-violence program investigation
        * Quinn touts first year of Affordable Care Act
        * State-owned airplanes to be sold in online auction
        * GOP opposition to school funding bill irks Manar
        * Durbin, Oberweis debate background checks for guns
        * Election 2014: Simon, Topinka spar over transparency, ethics in comptroller’s race
        * Statehouse Insider: There are a lot of campaign ads, in case you haven’t noticed

        * De Blasio signs order raising NYC living wage to $13.13
        * New intrigue in political war over Illiana expressway
        * Pat Tillman's widow launches a 'Stitch Fix' for kids out of Chicago
        * Pat Tillman's widow launches a Trunk Club for kids out of Chicago
        * Lawsuit alleges sperm bank got order wrong


        * Video shows Rauner opposing Medicaid expansion last year
        * Rauner’s biggest strength proving to be greatest weakness: Mihalopoulos
        * CPS students with good GPA could get free ride to City Colleges
        * Union: CPS was warned that janitor job cuts could cause problems
        * Lawyer: Key witness to answer questions from panel probing NRI
        * Emanuel super PAC rakes in $2.4 million since late June
        * Pedicab operators say city rules putting brakes on their business
        * IHSA to boycott legislative hearing set for Friday in Chicago
        * Quinn urges City Council to tighten reins on small digital signs
        * Man charged with killing girlfriend, 7-year-old daughter


        * 16-year-old boy dead, 5 injured in shootings Tuesday
        * Police warn of Lincoln Park sexual assault
        * FBI: Former SIU student threatened to blow up dorms, kill students
        * Accounts of arrest vary during Naperville 'smart meter' trial
        * Prison warden retires after link to sex offender
        * Suit: Black donor's sperm sent to white woman
        * Lawyers want evidence seized in Sacred Heart raid tossed
        * Man pleads guilty to sex abuse of disabled woman
        * Elgin woman dies in head-on crash
        * Hampshire High School evacuated after fire


        * Polls Showing Illinois Governor's Race A Draw
        * Bruce Rauner, Before He Was A Candidate (Author Interview)
        * Listen to State Week - September 19, 2014
        * Clearing The Air On Clean Air Plan
        * Meet Bishop Blase Cupich, Chicago's incoming archbishop
        * After the accident: Metra and pedestrian fatalities
        * Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop
        * Chicago moves on taxi reforms to leave more money in cabbies' pockets
        * Court Rules AFSCME Members Are Owed Money
        * Chicago Mayor: Lower Penalties For Drugs


        * Michael Gerson: Two cheers for Obama, not three
        * Appellate court: State workers owed back wages
        * Quinn leans on top Democratic support — Obamas, Clinton
        * IDOC investigation prompts state prison warden to retire
        * Panel plans to resume anti-violence program probe
        * Lawmaker panel plans to resume anti-violence program investigation
        * Quinn touts first year of Affordable Care Act
        * State-owned airplanes to be sold in online auction
        * Our Opinion: Job creation is a health priority in Sangamon County
        * GOP opposition to school funding bill irks Manar


        * Victims rights amendment on ballot
        * Road Closure 10/1/14
        * Experts: Vaccinate now to fight flu
        * Top of the Morning, Oct. 1, 2014
        * Event connects entrepreneurs with lenders
        * Neighbors finally get chance to save historic home
        * Sanguinetti visits Morgan County Republicans
        * Human West Nile case seen in region
        * Knox County Housing Authority bitten by bed bugs
        * Police reports


        * Dawn Patrol: Person of interest in stabbing death; fire in Elk Grove
        * Youngsters form equine bonds early in life
        * The new normal at O'Hare means lowered expectations
        * Duckworth, Kaifesh differ on raising minimum wage
        * Rozner: Cubs, Girardi might be a match in fall of 2015

        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Sends Letter...
        * Rep. candidate pushes to uphold marriage b...
        * Reps. Schakowsky and Waxman Introduce Bill...
        * Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky...
        * FAA Rejects Call For New O'Hare Noise Stud...
        * Representatives Quigley, Duckworth, Schako...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement on...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement in...
        * U.S. House Passes Resolution Condemning An...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement on...

        * Northeastern Illinois unveils $27 million ......
        * Candidates Differ on Iraq View...
        * Candidates Differ on Iraq View...
        * Candidates Differ on Iraq View...
        * Illinois gets $19 million for justice prog......

        * Kirk Cameron Calls Homosexuality 'Unnatural'...
        * US talk of thawing Iran relations highligh......

        * The [Friday] Papers
        * Brace Yourselves: Scary Face Pancakes Are Back At IHOP!
        * Parents Complain About Predatory Towing Outside Private School
        * Paid Sunday Metered Parking Returns To Lakeview
        * Lawsuits won't defeat bigots
        * GCA Special Event with CTU Pres. Karen Lewis
        * Sun-Times: The sitdown Seaway Bank President/CEO
        * GCA community forum with Karen Lewis
        * Lems BBQ on 75th Street celebrating 60 years
        * CBS 2: Probation Officer For Teen Charged With Assaulting CSU Student Suspended


        * Quinn must take lame duck tax vote off the table
        * Governor Quinn Announces Successful First Year of Affordable Care Act Enrollment - More than 685,000 People Now Have Access to Quality Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act
        * Liquor Control Commission September Underage Compliance Report
        * Rauner hits Quinn on tax hike timing
        * Taxpayer Red Alert: Quinn Doubles Down on Lame Duck Tax Hike




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller