State Sen. Sam McCann (C-Plainview), a third-party gubernatorial challenger, Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton, a Republican State Senate candidate running under the banner of “Downstate United” and Justin Hanson, an independent write-in candidate for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District.

From the moment State Sen. Sam McCann (C-Plainview) announced he intended to run for governor as a member of the “Conservative Party” — a party of his own creation — McCann’s ballot attempt has garnered more media attention than most third-party candidates could ever hope for.

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