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*** UPDATED x1 - Miller won’t run *** 10 candidates filed so far, as Joyce Washington adds her name to the list

Monday, Jan 7, 2013

* So far, ten Democratic candidates have filed to run in the 2nd Congressional district special primary to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. I’ve deleted addresses from the State Board of Elections’ website. Today is the last day to file, so this list isn’t yet complete

BLYTH, JOHN

RAYBURN, CHARLES

HAYNES, GREGORY

JONATHAN, VICTOR formerly known as VICTOR ONAFUYE until name changed on Oct 18, 2010

REYNOLDS, MEL “MR”

HARRIS, NAPOLEON

BEALE, ANTHONY A.

KELLY, ROBIN

HUTCHINSON, TOI W.

EAGLETON, CLIFFORD J.

Notice that Debbie Halvorson hasn’t yet filed.

* Add another one. From a press release…

Who: Joyce Washington For Congress

What: Announcement of candidacy for 2nd Congressional District seat.

When: Sunday, January 6th, 2013 9 am.

Where: Grand Tradition Room
Chicago Hilton
720 S. Michigan Ave.

Washington ran for US Senate in 2004.

* Robin Kelly appears to be doing well with fundraising. From a press release…

Robin Kelly, candidate for Illinois’ second Congressional district, released her fundraising numbers for the month of December this morning. After entering the race on December 2, Kelly had 29 days to raise funds before the end of the filing period, which closed December 31.

Kelly amassed a warchest of $200,209 from 514 individual supporters in that short period, reinforcing her status as a frontrunner.

* So, we have three African-American women and eight African-American men and one white woman with high name recognition from her time in Congress and her bid against Jackson last year. If Halvorson can raise a few bucks and doesn’t run an awful campaign, you have to consider her the current frontrunner. Halvorson received 29 percent of the vote against Jackson last March. She probably doesn’t even need that much to win in such a crowded primary.

But, hey, it’s politics, baby, so anything can happen. Stay tuned.

…Adding… Sun-Times

Last week, state Sen. Toi Hutchinson announced raising more than $130,000
“While December is traditionally the most difficult fundraising month of the year, I’m so humbled by the outpouring of support I’ve received in the last four weeks,” Hutchinson said in a statement.

*** UPDATE *** Former state Rep David Miller has decided not to run for the office. Click here to read his statement.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


24 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 9:50 am:

    If the law hasn’t changed, and I know they were considering it, Halverson appears to be trying the “file last for bottom” position, so Halverson will have an even better shot, hopefully aleviating the possible “mis-votes”

    Where is “Republican” Sam Adam, Jr.? Just kidding…


  2. - wordslinger - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 9:52 am:

    The state GOP would be crazy not to recruit — and support — a black candidate in this race.

    If you’re serious about expanding the tent, it’s the place to start.


  3. - bored now - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 10:00 am:

    robin kelly’s 200k isn’t bad for someone who *some* people say can’t raise money. (of course, the reason they say that seems to be self-serving, but still)

    the kelly campaign collected ~3500 signatures, to boot, so pretty solid metrics all the way around…


  4. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 10:25 am:

    - wordlsinger -

    The ILGOP has had so many opportunities to move the ball forward in expanding the tent, I honestly, no joke, don’t believe that the ILGOP sees openings like this as “opportunities”, and likewise, I mock their lame, feeble, attempts to LOOK like the ILGOP is open to expansion, but really hope that the “candidate” gets blown out, so the ILGOP can say, “When we try, it fails, so why try?”

    I am half kidding about Sam Admam, Jr., but at least the ILDems would take some pause with a candidate with some name recognition and a following, somethng the ILGOP will not field, thus far, in this Special Primary and Special Election.

    Screaming in the Wind is not going to get old, I guess.


  5. - The Captain - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 10:28 am:

    No David Miller?


  6. - jakecp - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 10:43 am:

    Joyce Washington is like the female “Dock Walls”.

    David Miller has made the decision not to run according to a report from WVON.

    I get the feeling that if Debbie Halvorson were to win the primary, Lenny McCallister might would have a better showing in the race than predicted. Not win the election, but just garner a few unexpected votes.


  7. - Rich Miller - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 10:45 am:

    Welcome back, Jake!


  8. - jakecp - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 10:47 am:

    @Wordslinger, Lenny McCallister is the Black Republican Candidate in this race.


  9. - jakecp - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 10:49 am:

    Hey Rich! Thanks!


  10. - Conservative Veteran - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 11:00 am:

    Besides Lenny McAllister, that race has at least two other black republican candidates, Diane Harris and James Taylor. Beverly Reid is a republican candidate, but I don’t know her race.


  11. - Dee Lay - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 11:03 am:

    Rich - Let’s hear some odds on these candidates.

    Is Toi still the leader with Trotter out?

    Is Halvorson the dark horse?

    Is Mel Reynolds, well, still Mel Reynolds?

    We have 50 days to go - let the games begin!


  12. - bored now - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 11:06 am:

    Sun-Times article on Kelly’s fund-raising


  13. - Anon III - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 11:09 am:

    Looks like another good argument for nonpartisan elections with a run-off for the top two.

    The District is gerrymandered – city and suburban– to be a safe Democratic seat. In a partisan primary, the winner will be the Democrat who most appeals to the left, where the party is centered. On the other hand, in a non-partisan primary, the winners will be the two candidates who most appeal to the whole electorate in the District.

    The incidental result of gerrymandering and partisan elections is the population of legislative bodies by extreme partisans of both parties and by few moderates capable of legislative compromises.

    I think we have seen this movie before.


  14. - ericd1112 - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 12:42 pm:

    Debbie always files on the last day. Which is today.


  15. - ericd1112 - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 12:52 pm:

    Note also that Debbie is the only one running who had the guts to take on J3 in the primary. She is also the only one with any base in those parts of the District outside of Cook County. She is also the only one (as of this writing) who is not African American. Oh, and she’s also the only one who has already served in Congress. In a zillion-candidate primary, I like her chances.


  16. - Oy - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 1:49 pm:

    Only David Miller would issue a 12 paragraph statement as to why he’s NOT running… good guy, good legislator, bad politician…


  17. - Chicago Cynic - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 5:04 pm:

    Robin Kelly couldn’t rub two nickels together in her Treasurer’s race with not finance limits. Apparently she’s figured it out.


  18. - bored now - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 5:15 pm:

    17 d’s and 5 r’s (not that they will matter in this district) file…


  19. - ericd1112 - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 7:12 pm:

    Is there a link to a BoE page with the official list? I’m really not into Notre Dame-Alabama tonight; I prefer bloodsports like Congressional campaigns. Good to see your name again bored now, btw. Back in the Dean days m’boy.


  20. - Pot calling kettle - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 7:58 pm:

    Here is the link: http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandidateFilingSearchByName.aspx?id=38


  21. - Pot calling kettle - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 8:02 pm:

    22 candidates filed: 17 D, 5 R

    My, my, my. Should be interesting.

    Halvorson waited until 5:00, presumably to be at the bottom of the ballot, but she has competition from four other Dems for the bottom spot.


  22. - wordslinger - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 8:19 pm:

    – I’m really not into Notre Dame-Alabama tonight;–

    Neither is Notre Dame.


  23. - VanillaMan - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 9:09 pm:

    It’s Halvorson’s race to win.


  24. - park - Monday, Jan 7, 13 @ 9:15 pm:

    This is going to be fun to watch. No race baiting of course.


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