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Illinois Filing Deadline Closes

Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., has filed paperwork to run for both Cook County Board President and for re-election in 2010, as the 2010 candidate filing deadline closed Monday at the Illinois Board of Elections.

Davis, who has said he will pick a race by the Nov. 9 deadline to withdraw petitions, was one of several candidates who filed to run for Congress in his district in the Feb. 2 primary by the Monday evening deadline.

Several Democrats who are interested in running for Davis’ 7th District seat also filed, including a couple of elected officials: Chicago Alderwoman Sharon Dixon, Chicago Alderman Bob Fioretti, former state Rep. Annazette Collins, state Sen. Rickey Hendon, Cook County Recorder of Deeds Darlena Burnett and 2006 candidate Jim Ascot. If Davis runs for re-election, he is expected to keep his seat.

Monday’s filings also showed every announced candidate for Senate submitted signatures for the race. Former Chicago Urban League President Cheryle Robinson Jackson, a Democrat, was the last of the major candidates to file her signatures Monday. Her spokeswoman said Jackson wanted to ensure she was last on the ballot.

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