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Published on Sunday, November 25, 2012

Former Rep. Debbie Halvorson running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

In a statement issued late Sunday, Halvorson’s campaign touted the former congresswoman as “the only candidate who could avoid freshman orientation and hit the ground running.”

Gov. Pat Quinn has yet to set a day for the special election to replace Jackson. By law, the election would have to be held within 115 days of Jackson’s resignation. That would place the election no later than March 16.

Jackson submitted his resignation on Wednesday to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. The announcement came after Jackson faced mounting pressure as federal investigators appeared to widen their ongoing investigation into the congressman’s activities.

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