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County Dems to pick Jackson Jr. replacement candidate

Sunday, December 09, 2012
Jesse Jackson Jr.

FILE -- Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., leaves the podium following his remarks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008.

Cook County Democratic officials have decided to meet next weekend to pick a candidate to run for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s congressional seat.

There are six announced democratic candidates but one official told the sun times there are fifteen names on the list.

State Senator Donne Trotter was believed to be one of the leading candidates.

He was arrested last week for allegedly trying to carry a gun on a plane.

He says he'll stay in the race.

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