01/15/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Former Governor Edgar Opposes Special Election

Illinois legislative leaders are gathering in Springfield today, with their eyes on the future. That could include plans for a special election to fill the state's vacant U.S. Senate seat. Not everyone thinks a special election is the way to go.

Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar says the last thing the state needs right now is another partisan political battle.

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