Adlai Stevenson III To Pat Quinn: 'If Cohen Were My Running Mate, I Would Go Independent'

04/07/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Former Sen. Adlai Stevenson III (D-IL), who ran for governor as an independent in 1986 after he was saddled with an unacceptable running mate for lieutenant governor in the primaries, just told TPMDC that if he were in the situation that Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) is today, with controversial candidate for lieutenant governor Scott Lee Cohen, he would do the same thing -- quit the Democratic ticket, and run as an independent.

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