State Senator Sam McCann says he won’t change his approach to the fall campaign, despite the possible entry of an unexpected challenger.
McCann won the Republican primary in the new 50th District last month and is currently unopposed in the general election. But Bob Gray, president of Springfield’s Citizens Club, is circulating petitions to get on the ballot as an independent.
Gray is a former Republican precinct committeeman, but insists he won’t be under the control of party leaders.
When asked if he thinks Gray is truly an independent, McCann said, quote, “He is what he says he is.”