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updated: 8/8/2012 5:12 PM

McSweeney appealing ballot decision in court

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After the Illinois State Board of Elections ruled this week that independent candidate Dee Beaubien can stay on the ballot in her bid for the Barrington-area 52nd House District seat, Republican opponent David McSweeney said he'll appeal the case in the courts. "I respect the ISBE, but still believe that Dee is not qualified to run as an independent this general election cycle because she signed two primary petitions," McSweeney said in a statement. A hearing officer last month ruled in Beaubien's favor.

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