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Beth Coulson mulling 10th C.D. House run


Statement From State Representative Elizabeth Coulson

Regarding 10th Congressional District Race

As you know, Congressman Mark Kirk has announced that he will seek election to the United States Senate in 2010. Since his announcement, many people have urged me to run for the 10th Congressional District seat that he will be vacating.

I have been honored to serve as your State Representative of the 17th District for the past 12 years and I believe I have played an important role in effecting policy in critical areas such as health care, education, ethics reform and the environment. Nevertheless, I believe I have the duty to consider this unique opportunity to continue my work on these issues at the federal level.

Over the next few weeks I will be discussing the possibility of running for Congress with my family, my friends and my constituents. As you may guess, this is a big decision and I must give it ample consideration. As always, your input is crucial and I welcome and appreciate your feedback. Please share your thoughts and advice as to how I can best serve the people of this area. You can visit my website at: and click on the "Join the Team" tab to leave your thoughts in the comments section or email me directly at:

In the meantime, thank you for your ongoing support. I will be making a decision shortly.


Go Kirk!! Kirk for Senate!!

I thought that was an uneccessary question that you asked Pres. Obama at his press conference about Health Care.

That was the most irrelevent question of the night. Certainly you are more in touch with the overwhelming concerns of everyday Americans than to assert race in the mix. It's the economy!

Did you really just ask a question about a professor that the majority of the country doesn't know, regarding a situation the president isn't familiar with, during a Healthcare Reform News Conference? Thanks for wasting the nation's time and one of a select few questions on a very serious issue.

Pretty cool that you got to ask President Obama the last question at the prime time news conference :) Good question too.

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