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Deadline to Snag Ballot Spots Passes

Joe Walsh, Tammy Duckworth and Raja Krishnamoorthi, running in the 8th Congressional district

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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.

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.

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.

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