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The Nation

June 25, 1986

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling barring Adlai E. Stevenson III from running for governor of Illinois as an independent, and he promptly appealed to county Democratic chairmen to help his third-party bid. Stevenson, who is trying to oust three-term Republican Gov. James R. Thompson, faces an Aug. 4 deadline to collect 25,000 petition signatures needed to put his Solidarity Party ticket on the November ballot.

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