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  Halvorson to announce next week if she'll challenge Jackson in Democratic primary
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Last EditedCOSDem  Sep 28, 2011 05:07pm
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News DateWednesday, September 28, 2011 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionFormer Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson says she'll announce by the end of next week whether she's running again for the U.S. House. She would challenge U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., in the Democratic primary.

Halvorson lost her seat in Congress to Republican Adam Kinzinger last year. But when political boundaries were redrawn, her home was swallowed by the district held by Jackson, a fellow Democrat but longtime adversary of Halvorson's.

"I've decided I didn't want to keep everybody waiting," Halvorson said Tuesday. "I want to make my decision by this weekend," with a public announcement "absolutely" coming the following week.
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