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Lance Tyson will run as a third-party candidate against indicted Democratic Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith in the 2012 election. (Credit: CBS)

Dems Tap Ex-Stroger Aide To Challenge Indicted State Rep.

Democratic Ward Committeemen in the 10th state House District have picked a onetime aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger to mount a third-party challenge against indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith in November.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Third Party Formed In Effort To Replace Rep. Derrick Smith

Some of the same Democratic Party leaders who supported Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) are now forming a third party looking for someone to run against him.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012