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Illinois: Boykin Weighs Run To Succeed Rep. Davis, His Ex-Boss

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Richard Boykin

It’s not uncommon for congressional chiefs of staff to try to succeed their bosses. Illinois Democrat Richard Boykin probably will try to do that.

Boykin, a former chief of staff to Democratic Rep. Danny K. Davis who is now a lawyer and lobbyist, is interested in succeeding his former boss in Ilinois’ Chicago-centered 7th District should Davis follow through on plans to seek the presidency of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. Davis announced an exploratory committee on July 5.  

“It’s something that we’d seriously consider, should he make the announcement that he’s running,” Boykin told CQ Politics on Tuesday from Hawaii, where he is vacationing.

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