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Green Party Candidate Matt Reichel Challenging Quigley For Congress

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Green Party candidate Matt Reichel has announced plans to once again run for the congressional seat vacated by Rahm Emanuel.

Former Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley, a Democrat like Emanuel, went on to win the seat in an April special election. He garnered about 69 percent of the vote.

Reichel, the Green Party candidate in April, won nearly 7 percent of the vote.

Emanuel left to become President Barack Obama's chief of staff.

The high-profile 5th Congressional District is a Democratic stronghold stretching from Chicago's wealthy North Side lakefront to ethnic neighborhoods on the northwest side and neighboring Cook County suburbs.

It's the same congressional seat once held by impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

-ASSOCIATED PRESS

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