CHICAGO
02/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ald. Pat O'Connor Gets Edge On Emanuel's Congressional Seat

Ald. Tom Allen (38th) said Monday he would not be a candidate in the March 3 special primary election to succeed former U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel, opening the door for City Council colleague Pat O'Connor (40th) to nail down the Democratic Party's pivotal endorsement.
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Allen's decision to take a pass creates an opportunity for O'Connor, Mayor Daley's unofficial City Council floor leader, to line up the 70,001 weighted votes needed to secure the Democratic Party's all-important endorsement.

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