In Illinois Congressional race today: 23 candidates vie for Rep. Emmanuel’s seat (Dem, Rep, Green)

KW: An interesting primary. It is unusual for a third party to have 5 candidates in their primary, as the Green Party does in this race. The winner of the three primaries will run against each other in a special election on April 7th 2009. Check back here this evening for results and analysis.

The Green Party candidates are: Mark Arnold FredricksonDeb Gordils; Matt Reichel; and Simon Ribeiro

(excerpt from) CNN
23 candidates fighting to replace Emanuel

by Paul Steinhauser / March 3, 2009

(CNN) – It’s a crowded ballot today in Chicago, where nearly two dozen candidates are running in a special primary election to replace former Rep. Rahm Emanuel.

Twelve Democrats, six Republicans and five Green Party candidates are vying to succeed Emanuel, who was re-elected in November to a fourth term but stepped down at the beginning of this year to serve as President Obama’s White House Chief of Staff…

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