The special election triggered by Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Wednesday resignation from the House could cost upwards of $1 million, Cook County Clerk David Orr said at a Wednesday news conference. Orr, per WMAQ-TV:
"I think it's important to have a schedule of elections especially now, that's as economical as possible, that's done as quickly and fairly as possible, giving all those who want to run for the office a chance to conduct their campaigns," Quinn said Wednesday.
A large number of Democratic candidates are expected to run for Illinois's Second District seat, which is very Democratic.
Jackson sent Speaker John Boehner a letter of resignation Wednesday, after months in which he was absent from Congress while seeking treatment for bipolar disorder. He's also been under investigation for allegedly misusing campaign money.