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Former Area Congresswoman Wants Jackson Jr.’s Seat

Posted by wlpo on November 26, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) – Your former congresswoman says she’s officially running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress.

Debbie Halvorson launched her campaign today, saying she’s received numerous calls from elected officials, community leaders and people of the 2nd Congressional District urging her to run. In a statement, Halvorson touts her experience in Congress and says that will allow her to get to work without having to go through freshman orientation, if she’s elected.

Halvorson lost to Jackson in the Democratic primary this year. She’d served in Congress before losing the 2010 election to Congressman Adam Kinzinger.

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