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Deadline to Snag Ballot Spots Passes




    The deadline to get on the March 20 primary ballot has come and gone.

    Paperwork was due 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the State Board of Elections.

    Walsh Announces 8th District Re-Election Run

    [CHI] Walsh Announces 8th District Re-Election Run
    Conservative congressman ended weeks of speculation Thursday when he announced he'll seek re-election in the redrawn 8th District. (Published Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011)

    A Democratic redistricting meant to derail some Republican incumbents forced a postponed deadline. But with the exception of incumbent Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), who flopped from the 8th to the 14th back to the 8th Congressional district, the Chicago area's candidates appeared unscathed.

    In the 8th, Walsh and Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi submitted paperwork on Dec. 23, the first day of filing. Tammy Duckworth filed Tuesday morning. Challenging Walsh on the GOP end are Robert Canfield and Richard Evans, who both filed last week.

    David Axelrod Dings Joe Walsh as a Scaredy Cat

    [CHI] David Axelrod Dings Joe Walsh as a Scaredy Cat
    The former White House adviser says the 8th District Congressman is running away from a race against Tammy Duckworth. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012)

    In the 2nd district, Debbie Halvorson challenges incumbent Jesse Jackson Jr., embroiled in an ethics investigation surrounding the attempted sale of President Barack Obama's Senate seat. Both candidates filed last week.