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Cook County Clerk: Special Election Could Cost Over $1 Million

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November 22, 2012

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:

He suggested using a couple of dates where existing election are already being held -- primaries on February 26 and the general election on April 9.

By law, Gov. Pat Quinn has five days from the date of the vacancy to schedule primary and general elections, both of which must take place within 115 days, which means it would have to take place by April.

"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.

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