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