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Illinois Special Election

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Bloomberg Spends Big In Illinois Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg won a major fight in his push to pass gun-control legislation on Tuesday as the candidate that his...

Early Voting Begins In Race To Replace Jackson Jr. In Congress

Posted 02.11.2013 | Chicago

The race to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District heats up as early voting kicks off Monday. Voters...

Gun Dominate Debate In Race To Replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

Posted 02.08.2013 | Chicago

Several contenders vying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress gathered at Governor's State University Thursday night where their debate was domina...

Pro-Gun Candidate Distances Self From NRA

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.), a onetime close ally of the National Rifle Association, is backing away from the controversial gun group, accor...

In Race To Replace Jesse Jackson Jr., Who's In & Who's Out

Posted 12.03.2012 | Chicago

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress less than two weeks ago, but since then, a flood of Democratic political hopefuls has already come out of the...

Will Illinois Need To Vote Twice For Obama's Senate Replacement?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The election to replace Roland Burris as the junior senator from Illinois is heating up, with Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias fighting tooth and nail ...

Chicago's Special Election is a Waste: Fill Vacancies in One Election, Not Two

Dan Johnson-Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Johnson-Weinberger

The special general election is a waste of time, money and resources. Taxpayers will shell out almost $2 million when the result has been a foregone conclusion for a month.

House Panel Blocks Special Election To Oust Burris

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Efforts to remove Roland Burris from the U.S. Senate hit yet another roadblock Wednesday in the Illinois Legislature. A House com...

Board Wants Mail-In Special Elections After Emanuel Race Cost $33 Per Vote

Associated Press | F.N. D'ALESSIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Board of Elections unanimously recommended Wednesday shifting to a mail-in system for single office special elections, saying such a syste...

Mike Quigley Wins Democratic Primary To Replace Rahm Emanuel In Congress

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 11:00 P.M. Though poised to follow Rahm Emanuel, Rod Blagojevich and Dan Rostenkowski as the Congressman from Illinois' Fifth District, Cook C...

Schakowsky To Run For Burris Senate Seat If Special Election Held

The Hill | Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said Monday that if Illinois holds a special election for Sen. Roland Burris's (D) seat, she will be a candidate. In an...

The Hideout Endorses Tom Geoghegan For Congress

Tim Tuten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tim Tuten

For 30 years, Tom Geoghegan has fought on behalf of steelworkers, nurses, taxi drivers, immigrants, union workers and those trying to unionize. As a regular who became an owner of the Hideout, I wholeheartedly support Tom Geoghegan for Congress and ask that you do the same.

All Emanuel Replacement Candidates Make Case In 30 Seconds (LISTEN)

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There are 23 candidates running to replace Rahm Emanuel in the 5th Congressional District. We asked each of them to give us their 30 second pitch....

Daley's Candidate in the Illinois Fifth Congressional District Election: Feigenholtz?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Why would Feigenholtz have the Mayor's favor? Because the others seem to have his disfavor.

Emanuel Replacement Race: Feigenholtz Holds Money Lead, Tribune Reaffirms Quigley Support, Nate Silver Sets Odds

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With under three days before Democratic voters will choose a nominee to replace Rahm Emanuel in the Fifth Congressional District, the eager candidates...

Quinn Again Calls For Burris To Resign

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday re-iterated his call for Roland Burris to resign the U.S. Senate seat that ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed him to, sayi...

Quinn Calls For Special Election If Burris Won't Resign In Weeks, But State Dems Bottle Up Bill

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that Illinois should hold a special election to replace Roland Burris if the beleaguered Senator doesn't resign in a two ...

Emanuel Replacement Race Early Voting Ending Today, Turnout Weak

Chicago Tribune | John McCormick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With early voting for the special primary in the 5th Congressional District ending today, interest in the race to replace Rahm Emanuel seems tepid at ...

Hynes Endorses Feigenholtz In Emanuel Replacement Race

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes today will become the first statewide elected official to make an endorsement in the hotly contested race to replace fo...

Feigenholtz Leads Emanuel Replacement Race Fundraising

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The last major reporting period for candidates hoping to succeed Rahm Emanuel in Congress ended Thursday night and here is the Chicago Sun-Times' firs...

Early Voting Turnout Light In Emanuel Replacement Race

Chicago Tribune | John McCormick and Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The first three days of early voting in the 5th Congressional District special primary featured only 839 Democratic ballots cast in Chicago....

Special Election For Burris Seat Would Be Challenged: Scholar

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A constitutional scholar says there's a possibility the Illinois Legislature could call a special election to replace U.S. Sen. Ro...

Tribune Endorses Mike Quigley In Emanuel Replacement Race Primary

Chicago Tribune | Editorial | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The race to replace White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in Congress has drawn nearly two dozen contenders, creating potential for a lot of voter c...

Patrick O'Connor: Alderman Running For Emanuel House Seat On Education, Pork

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

He has the longest record in elected office of any candidate in the race to succeed Rahm Emanuel in Congress, and he has a great Chicago ballot name. ...

First Votes Cast In Emanuel Replacement Race

Chicago Tribune | Pat Curry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Early voting began today for the 5th Congressional District special primary election to fill the seat vacated by presidential chief of staff Rahm Eman...