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Former Rep. Debbie Halvorson
running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

Chicago Sun-Times, by Hunter Clauss

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/26/2012 3:44:26 PM

Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson announced Sunday night that she will run in a special election to replace U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned last week. Halvorson ran unsuccessfully against Jackson in the March 20 primary, garnering about 24 percent of the total votes to 58 percent for Jackson. Halvorson represented the 11th Congressional District from 2009 to 2011. Before that, she served as a state senator for 12 years. In a statement issued late Sunday, Halvorson’s campaign touted the former congresswoman as “the only candidate who could avoid freshman orientation and hit the ground running.”


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 11/26/2012 3:52:27 PM     (No. 9034743)

I had to read the whole article, before catching on the picture caption that Debbie Halvorson is a dRATS candidate. This is Chicago. Aren´t they proud of their "own?"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TheMom, 11/26/2012 3:56:08 PM     (No. 9034752)

Evidently they didn´t feel the need to name her party, since it´s assumed that every candidate is a D.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rc1776, 11/26/2012 4:01:53 PM     (No. 9034765)

Why do taxpayers have to pay 5.18 million for a rubber stamp jjj?
On the subject of unfair taxation why has queen Ø´blo
and sasquatch spent one point four billion on blo, hos, air farce one, and "stuff".
We need to cut off this illegal alien bath house queen´s allowance or what ever else it takes to stop borrowing and printing monopoly green paper.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/26/2012 4:16:19 PM     (No. 9034789)

Any one of my pets would be an improvement over Racist Pig, Jr. But this woman doesn´t even seem to meet that standard.
"Dahhhh....I em frm Chicaga.....these am the peple we all vote fah...how do you spell da woid "teh"? Dahhhh..."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 11/26/2012 5:44:44 PM     (No. 9034911)

She´s the wrong complexion to take that seat.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/26/2012 5:53:40 PM     (No. 9034921)

He has checked in and out of the Mayo FTA: Clinic at least twice for treatment for bipolar depression.
The Chicago Sun-Times has reported that Jackson has hired high-profile criminal defense attorney Dan Webb and has been in the midst of plea negotiations with federal prosecutors.

C S-T words the article to make the reader think that Jr´s being prosecuted for being bipolar. I guess he´s well enough to go with a heavy-handed defense counsel. They must have it on him pretty good.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/26/2012 6:20:50 PM     (No. 9034945)

Why would a Republican even run? When there is rampant voter fraud, we are at the point where wasting millions on a campaign against the machine is silly. Let the Democrats HAVE it all.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/26/2012 6:53:42 PM     (No. 9034990)

...BtW, I realize Deb is a Democrat, am just sayin´.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bogeegolf, 11/26/2012 7:22:49 PM     (No. 9035030)

Can all of us visit this district on election day register and vote the republican in. Isn´t that how it´s done now?

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