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Illinois Special Senate election Nov. 2 could trigger confusion, fund-raising boom

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WASHINGTON--Illinois is headed towards two Senate elections on Nov. 2, one for a six year term and the other to fill by a vote of the people the remainder of Barack Obama's Senate term--which will be only a few weeks. Watch for Illinois Senate nominees Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias do a lot of "voter education" to make sure that folks realize that the crucial vote is the one for the six year term.

This could lead to a fund-raising boost for Kirk, Giannoulias, I reported on July 8.

State party leaders will likely pick the nominees, Abdon Pallasch repored on July 26.

Links to texts of court decisions, briefs in story I reported on July 22.

My June 30 story about what until then was a little noticed court ruling about the challenge to letting Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appointment of Roland Burris to fill Obama's Senate term stand without an election.

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If Kirk wins, what happens with his House Seat for that 6 weeks?

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