Twenty-six candidates have registered to run for the congressional seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel.
The weeklong filing period to appear on the ballot ended Monday. The hopefuls for Emanuel's seat include 15 Democrats, six Republicans, and five Green Party members.
Among them are Cook County commissioners, Chicago aldermen, and state representatives.
A March 3 primary will narrow the field before the April 7 special election.
Emanuel formally resigned Jan. 2 from the 5th Congressional District seat once held by Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The district includes portions of Chicago and the northwest suburbs.
Full Candidate List
Carlos A. Monteagudo
Roger A. Thompson, III
David J. Anderson
Daniel S. Kay (Karkusiewicz)
Deb Leticia Gordils
Source: Illinois State Board of Elections
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