CHICAGO (CBS) — A big name may soon be in the ring to replace embattled Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

Sam Adam Jr. — a high-profile attorney never at a loss for words — says a lot of people want him to give it a go.

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“I would honestly only being doing this because there’s a lack of leadership, and if they thought i could be that type of leader for them, it’s almost an obligation,” Adam told CBS 2 Tuesday.

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Adam was an attorney for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and singer R Kelly.

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Adam says he has a long history with the 2nd Congressional District, and input from his wife will influence any decision whether to run.