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Nearly 2 Dozen Candidates File for Jesse Jr.'s Seat

  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Published in Chicago

    (AP) — Nearly two dozen candidates have filed to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, including his one-time Democratic primary challenger former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson.

    The filing deadline with the Illinois State Board of Elections was 5 p.m. on Monday. At that time the office had 22 candidates listed on its website, including 17 Democrats and five Republicans. Jackson won re-election, but resigned Nov. 21 citing health problems and an ongoing federal investigation.

    Democratic candidates include former state Rep. Robin Kelly, Chicago Alderman Anthony Beale, state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, state Sen.-elect Napoleon Harris and former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds. Republican candidates include conservative commentator Lenny McAllister. Here is a full list of candidates.

    Read more http://www.chicagodefender.com/index.php/news/city/15725-nearly-2-dozen-candidates-file-for-jesse-jr-s-seat

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