Democrats want to endorse candidate for Jacksons seat
Cook County Democratic leaders say they'll slate a candidate for the primary election to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
The Chicago Democrat resigned days ago, citing his health and acknowledging that he's under a federal investigation.
The field of potential replacements is expected to be wide with the rare opening in the district that includes Chicago neighborhoods, South suburbs and some rural areas.
Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios is head of the Democratic Party in Cook County, which makes up most of the 2nd District. He told the Chicago Tribune he's in touch with local Democrats, including committeemen, to prepare for an endorsement session.
Berrios says the goal is to get everyone to rally around one candidate.
Gov. Pat Quinn will set the date of the special election.
- Share Facebook Twitter
Article sent to (required)E-mail
Article sent from (required)E-mail Name
Subject Line (article title)
Message (optional)Success - Article sent Click to close
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.
Contact information ( * required )Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *
Article InformationTitle URL
Message (optional)Success - Reprint request sent Click to close