Pawnbroker Scott Lee Cohen is interested in an Illinois Senate seat after losing an independent bid for governor.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says a group of Chicago ward committeemen will meet Monday to choose between Cohen and other candidates who want to replace former state Sen. Rickey Hendon, who resigned last month.
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White says the candidates include Cohen, Democratic Rep. Annazette Collins and former Chicago Alderman Ed Smith.
The Senate seat is Cohen's latest attempt to get into politics. He lost a bid for governor after giving up the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor when revelations about his personal life became public.
White says the committeemen want to pick a replacement who can win a full term in next year's election.