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Geoghegan Joins Crowded Field for Emanuel's Seat

Perhaps hoping to follow the recent example of a certain Chicago community activist now set to lead the nation, crusading labor lawyer, author and pundit Tom Geoghegan today entered the race for Rahm Emanuel's recently vacated Congressional seat.

Geoghegan joins a crowded, colorful and well-connected field of up to 20 potential candidates with only eight weeks to go until the March 3 special election primary. The Fifth District is a heavily Democratic one, and will select the hands-down front-runner for the April 7 balloting.

Those announcing or expressing interest in the seat include three state representatives, two powerful city councilmen, a former homeland security official, a county commissioner, a doctor, a nightclub owner and a former pilot.

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By Paul Volpe  |  January 6, 2009; 8:03 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Campaign  
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