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Another hat in the ring for the 2nd District -- Anne Marie Miles to formally announce Tuesday

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Anne Marie Miles, a lawyer and self-styled community activist, who once ran for 5th ward alderman, announced today she is "considering running" for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s recently vacated seat.

Miles is expected to hold a news conference 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Union League Club to formally announce, according to a spokesman.

Miles has spent the last year working "pro bono" "helping people on Chicago's South Side to seal and expunge criminal records," according to a press statement. In 2010, Miles ran unsuccessfully for 5th ward alderman.

Miles becomes another in an ever-growing list of candidates jumping into the race. The primary will be held in February.

Meanwhile on Monday, State Sen. Toi Hutchinson held a news conference in Chicago Heights to formally announce she is running. Robin Kelly announced on Sunday. State Sen. Donne Trotter, former Congressman Mel Reynolds, onetime Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson as well as Ald. Anthony Beale have all thrown their hats in the ring.

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