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Special Election Hopes Dim: State Democrats Cancel Hearing On Proposal

02/02/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

t's a bit unclear whether a special election could even be considered until any resolution was reached on whether Burris will be seated in the Senate - a process that could take months. In addition, as long as Blagojevich remains in office, he would have the opportunity to veto such legislation.
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Illinois Democrats have since canceled the scheduled committee hearing taking up the special election legislation.

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