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Election for Congressman
Jackson´s seat April 9

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/2/2012 11:35:43 AM

The special election to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will be held April 9. Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation today to approve the date. Jackson resigned last month citing his health and acknowledging he´s under federal investigation. Quinn had a 115-day window to set an election. But he wanted the Jackson contest to coincide with municipal elections already planned for April 9 so he had to seek lawmaker approval to change the timeline. Lawmakers approved legislation for the date change. Quinn says the move saves taxpayer money.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 12/2/2012 12:27:19 PM     (No. 9044533)

Why waste the time and money, just anoint whomever the machine wants and be done with it. Or just a robot to vote.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/2/2012 1:47:22 PM     (No. 9044635)

Hmmmmm, let me make a prediction. The winner will be black, democrat and crooked.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: veritas, 12/2/2012 3:14:39 PM     (No. 9044719)

1. What a constellation of leadership stars! Let´s ask some to move so we can have a half-dozen new Websters and Adamses in the House.

2. Ya got me, #2. The best long-shot predictions I can offer are water´s wet and snow is cold.

3. And a memo to AP -- there is no such office as "Congressman." Congress consists of both House of Representatives and Senate. So would a "Congressman" get to pick which chamber he´d serve in? Vote in both, maybe? And which office building would his staff be assigned space in? Weren´t you guys paying attention when VP Biden explained that the three branches of government are the Executive, the House, and the Senate? Or have you replaced your Style Book with a "Stoopit Book" so you can be sure to have at least one easily-avoidable error included in each story? What?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nimby, 12/2/2012 3:25:49 PM     (No. 9044739)

Why don´t they putMichelle´s brother in that position and move on?

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