2nd District

Washington, Beale Declare Candidacy For 2nd District Seat Healthcare administrator Joyce Washington and Chicago Alderman Anthony Beale both announced today that they are running for the 2nd District congressional seat.
SNAP Opposes Reynolds' Run For CongressMel Reynolds' decision to run for Congress has riled up a group that advocates on behalf of priest sex abuse victims.
Quinn Sets Election Dates In Early 2013 To Fill Jackson Jr.'s Congressional VacancyJesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress last week amid health problems and reported plea-deal negotiations with federal prosecutors.
Jackson's Opponents Agree: Even If He Weren't Sick, He'd Need To GoThe three candidates running against ailing Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. agree he would need to be replaced even if he were not being treated for bipolar disorder, but they differ over almost everything else.
Emanuel Not Ready To Endorse Either Jackson Or HalvorsonCongressman Jesse Jackson has received a most graceful let down from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who said Tuesday he has not yet made an endorsement in the 2nd District race against former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson.
Halvorson To Run Against Jesse Jackson Jr.Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is set to formally announce she will run against Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. in the Democratic primary in the 2nd District next year.