Candidates start filing for Jackson Jr.'s old seat in Congress
SPRINGFIELD--Five Democrats filed candidacy petitions this morning to seek the top spot on the ballot in next month's special primary election for the seat formerly held by Jesse Jackson Jr.
Ald. Anthony Beale, 9th, was first in line, but all candidates in line by 8 a.m. were eligible for a lottery to be held Tuesday to determine the top spot on the Feb. 26 special primary for the 2nd Congressional District.
Also filing by the 8 a.m. deadline were state Sen. Toi Hutchinson
, former state Rep. Robin Kelly, state Sen.-elect Napoleon Harris and Clifford Eagleton of Harvey. Filing for the seat ends Monday.
No Republicans filed for the first in line deadline in the heavily Democratic district.
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