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Illinois’ 2010 Primary will forever be remembered as the time Democrats nominated Scott Lee Cohen as their candidate for Lt. Governor. The problem was, just after the election a media frenzy broke out over sordid details from his past. Fearing Cohen would doom Gov. Quinn to lose the general election, the Democratic Party encouraged Cohen to step down. After a week of grade-A Chicago media circus, Cohen held a news conference during halftime of the Super Bowl announcing he was stepping down. Three days later, Justin Kaufmann interviewed him for the Wikipedia Files. (He asked Cohen a few questions that might not make sense outside the context of the media circus: the Vertigo night club debacle and the timing of his announcement.) Now Mr. Cohen is running for governor as an independent candidate and continues to enthrall the Chicago press corp.

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