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Tue 26 Feb 2013

Illinois holds primary election to select candidates to fill US congressional seat

  • By Yafit Lazar and 1 other
  • Last Update: 4 years ago
  • United States

US state Illinois hold primaries to elect candidates to succeed US House seat vacated by Democratic Representative Jesse Jackson Jr.

The candidates will fighting for the seat at the elections in April. The winner of the Democratic primary will be favoured in the general election because Jackson's majority African-American district is solidly Democratic.

Jackson Jr resigned in November 2012 amid an ethics investigation and concerns over his health.

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