Bobby Rush: 18 People are Running for Jesse Jr Seat

Reps. Bobby Rush an Danny Davis have been inundated with calls regarding who will replace Jesse Jackson, Jr. Davis said yesterday in Washington off the House floor that people have contacted him asking for advice, informing him they are running and complaining about others running.

“I just got a call today with someone complaining that one of the candidates was arrogant,” Davis mentioned. Though it was reported here yesterday that 7 people have declared they are running for JJJR’s seat Bobby Rush puts the number much higher.

“It’s 18 people,” Rush said on Capitol Hill yesterday. “I’ve counted 18 people so far,” he glumly added. Both Davis and Rush are warning people that a vote split could be trouble.