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March 3 Primary, April 7 general set for 5th Congressional District Special Election

$250K savings by combining with April 7 Consolidated Election

Cook County, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Dates have been set for the5th Congressional District special election: a March 3 primary and a general election on April 7.

Cook County Clerk David Orr and Chicago Board of Elections Executive Director Lance Gough recommended the dates to Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who issued the Writ of Election.

"Holding the general election for the 5th Congressional District on April 7 -- the same date as the Consolidated Election -- will result in a $250,000 savings for Cook County taxpayers," Orr said.

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