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Tons of candidates file for J3’s seat

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013

* Seventeen Democrats and five Republicans filed to run for former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s seat yesterday. Sun-Times

Longtime political analyst Don Rose said not only will money be important in the race to replace Jackson but how a candidate spends it will be critical.

“There’s no question that fund-raising is important,” he said. “Nobody has a district-wide reputation so they simply [have] to get their message out. Money is a substantial part of the ballgame.”

Rose qualified that, however, pointing out that U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley was far outspent when he ran in a special election in 2009, and he won with about 22 percent of the vote.

Rose said Halvorson is the only candidate to have a district-wide name, having run in the primary and agreed she probably didn’t need to fund raise as much as other candidates.

Click here to see the complete list.

* The Republicans

On the Republican side, Beverly Reid of Chicago joined the previously announced Lenny McAllister of Maywood. Paul McKinley of Bronzeville, Freedom’s Journal Magazine publisher Eric Wallace of Flossmoor and James Taylor Sr. of downstate Bradley also entered the contest Monday.

* Meanwhile, Robin Kelly has a new campaign Internet promo video. Rate it

…Adding… The lottery is today

The Illinois Board of Elections holds a lottery on Tuesday to determine ballot positions for the Feb. 26 primaries to fill the seat left vacant with the resignation of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.)

- Posted by Rich Miller        


26 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 11:29 am:

    –Lenny McAllister of Maywood.–

    I know you don’t have to live in the district to run, but Maywood’s hardly in the neighborhood of the 2nd.

    Might have a West Side/South Side thing going on there, too.


  2. - bourbonrich - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 12:08 pm:

    Interesting to see Maywood as being downstate. Don’t think any of this District is downstate. The farthest south is Kankakee County and I don’t think anyone around here thinks of this as being downstate. Heck even Clifton is not downstate. Just south of I 80 and don’t think Maywood is even that south.


  3. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 12:09 pm:

    ===Heck even Clifton is not downstate. ===

    You have obviously never been to Clifton. It’s seriously downstate, dude. I went to grade school there. Go back a lot. Was back at Christmas. My best friend from grade school was joking about building an electric fence around Cook County.


  4. - shore - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 12:16 pm:

    Robin Kelly to join Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, Dave McSweeney, Raja Krisnamoorthi, Dan Seals in the we will keep running for every office we can think of until we get elected because we have nothing else to do with ourselves party.


  5. - Six Degrees of Separation - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 12:21 pm:

    The better question is who in the 2nd District didn’t file to run, LOL.

    IMO, when you cross the Cook County line on I-57 between Richton Park and University Park, and you are surrounded by more corn and soybeans than people around Monee and Peotone, you ARE downstate.


  6. - bourbonrich - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 12:22 pm:

    I think Clifton is rural but not downstate other than the theory that everything south of Chicago is downstate.


  7. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 12:23 pm:

    Kelly’s web ad is outrageous. The Second Congressional District has a long history of watching jobs leaving, economic stagnation, broken families, welfare mothers, bad education, churches preaching division, conspiracies and victimizations, and political leaders seeing it as a stepping stone to more political power or a place to enrich themselves.

    The biggest problem within the Second District is not the need for self defense. It is the absolute lack of hope for a brighter future. No Congressperson can promise to deliver what this District needs. No politician could find enough money to turn it around. Politics and governments didn’t cause this region to grow 100 years ago, nor cause it to start dying 50 years ago.

    After three generations of hand outs, public housing, and every conceivable government program available to this District, it is simply not better off.

    Robin Kelly doesn’t know what to do about the real burden of living in the Second Congressional District, so she is hoping to find another way to political power by appealing to our emotions over gun violence by proposing plans that will never find sufficient support to pass, and that will never find a way to really fix the problems causing these deaths.

    “If one life can be saved…” Wow - how LOW can you set that bar, Robin?


  8. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 12:24 pm:

    ===I think Clifton is rural but not downstate===

    That makes no sense.


  9. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 12:25 pm:

    My point was, Maywood’s pretty far from Cal City and Lansing, much less Clifton.


  10. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 12:33 pm:

    ===I think Clifton is rural but not downstate===

    –That makes no sense.–

    LOL.

    How about this? Park Forest and Olympia Fields SOUND rural, but are not Downstate?


  11. - Anon - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 12:37 pm:

    I love Robin Kelly, but the preview image on that video is not flattering at all!


  12. - Carl Nyberg - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 12:51 pm:

    Maywood is a majority Black suburb west of Oak Park east of Elmhurst. It is in the western part of the IL-07 (Danny Davis) district. Maywood is adjacent to the Melrose Park portion of the IL-04 (Gutierrez) district.

    It’s a long drive from Maywood to the northern most precincts of IL-02, which are a small chunk of the southeast corner of Hyde Park.


  13. - Six Degrees of Separation - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 12:54 pm:

    Word-

    LOL, Park Forest sounds a lot like Forest Park, which is next to Maywood, which is next to that bastion of downstate conservatism, Oak Park.


  14. - Carl Nyberg - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 12:56 pm:

    There’s plenty of money in America to turn around communities.

    We just have to be willing to tax the flow of capital in the system.


  15. - bored now - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 1:01 pm:

    can we assume from all the attacks on robin kelly (here) that she’s the (black) candidate to beat???

    the comparisons to the 5th CD are interesting. yes, quigley didn’t raise the most money, but he did raise enough for an aggressive mail campaign and they put the necessary volunteer boots on the ground. quigley had a *great* campaign team around him, and got his message out. he stayed focused on his campaign, and — more importantly — on his message. his team effectively utilized all the resources available to him. i’d think that whatever campaign does that this time will win, as well…


  16. - 3rd Generation Chicago Native - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 1:10 pm:

    Six Degrees, You forgot Oak Forest! lol, and Oak Lawn


  17. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 1:14 pm:

    –Park Forest sounds a lot like Forest Park, which is next to Maywood, which is next to that bastion of downstate conservatism, Oak Park.–

    Actually, Forest Park separates Oak Park and Maywood.

    If you wish to traverse from Oak Park to Maywood, let me recommend Roosevelt Road or Chicago Avenue, and avoid Madison Street.

    Once I get to Madison Street in Forest Park, I tend to stop and stay for a while.


  18. - DuPage Dave - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 1:15 pm:

    In all this enthusiasm to run for office, let’s hope the people of the district end up with a better representative than J. Jackson Jr.


  19. - reformer - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 1:24 pm:

    Besides Halvorson, are any of the gaggle of 17 Democrats white?


  20. - PNP - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 1:38 pm:

    You don’t have to live in the Congressional District in order to represent it. Just ask Gutierrez. He’s to good to live in the 4th CD, but has represented it for nearly 20 years.


  21. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 2:22 pm:

    But you should have to grow up in the Second District to understand just how far and deep the unmitigated disaster of it all is.

    Government can’t fix this place. Waiting for a government or a politician to fix this place has been a waste of time. After sixty years, please, how about getting a clue?

    The next Congressperson from here, needs to have been from here. That way we won’t get another silver-spoon-fed elitist raised in Washington DC, a faux-curriculum vitae fake chasing teen tail, or an old rabble rouser who outlived his usefulness as Congressmen from this district.

    There was never any plans for this District when the Industrial Age ended. The folks who did the planning, just planned to be living in a vacation home somewhere else by the end of their terms.


  22. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 2:24 pm:

    …Or planned to get elected president, then retire to their Hawaiian birth place.


  23. - bored now - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 2:35 pm:

    it appears that the lottery has occurred and the ballot order at the top of the democratic ballot is:

    Robin Kelly
    Clifford Eagleton
    Napoleon Harris
    Toi Hutchinson
    Anthony Beale

    the supposedly coveted last spot goes to Joyce Washington:

    Debbie Halvorson
    Patrick Brutus
    Joyce Washington

    i could be wrong, but i know of no other explanation as to why the candidate names have changed from their previous position…


  24. - ZC - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 2:58 pm:

    Hmm, this is really gonna be interesting. I have absolutely no idea whatsoever who is gonna win this thing. Halvorson has to be considered the de facto frontrunner based on name recognition, let’s see if anyone can catch her without being tripped up by someone else.


  25. - Six Degrees of Separation - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 3:07 pm:

    Looking down the road…if Halvorson wins, is she one and done like she was in the 11th District? November 2014 is not too far away.


  26. - ericd1112 - Tuesday, Jan 8, 13 @ 4:33 pm:

    ===Robin Kelly to join Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, Dave McSweeney, Raja Krisnamoorthi, Dan Seals in the we will keep running for every office we can think of until we get elected because we have nothing else to do with ourselves party.===

    The list is a lot longer but the point is fair. If the primary was held tomorrow Halvorson easily gets the majority in the actual District on name recognition. She also wins the gutsy award, since none of the other suddenly passionate candidates had the stones to run agains J3. Since she’s the frontrunner, then, and (I believe) the only white candidate, let’s see how long it takes before one of the A-A candidates starts to insinuate that IL-02 is somehow “a black seat” - given the new map that’s really a stretch.

    This race needs to be about a lot more important issues than race.


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