02/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Special Election For Emanuel's Seat Hits Snag

A planned special election to fill the congressional seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama's new chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, has hit a snag.

Cook County Clerk David Orr plans to go before a federal judge in Chicago Friday after filing papers this week asking whether he can hold the special election primary for Emanuel's 5th congressional post March 3 and an April 7 special primary.

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