04/02/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Schakowsky To Run For Burris Senate Seat If Special Election Held

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 interview with The Hill, Schakowsky said she has all the pieces in place to jump into the race immediately if a special election is declared.

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