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Sam Adam Jr. Considering Congressional Run
Convicted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's former lawyer says he'll decide whether to run for Congress after the conclusion of a federal trial.
Sam Adam Jr. is considering a run for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat. Jackson stepped down last week while a House committee investigates whether he helped raise money for Blagojevich.
Adam said he'll make a decision after he defends a Cook County commissioner charged with tax fraud. That federal trial is scheduled to start Monday.
"I'd be going in there for the purpose of only helping those people in the second district," Adam said. "It would not be a money thing for me. It'd probably be a pay cut. I'm only interested because there's a lot of people hurting."
If he runs, Adam said he wants to investigate the distribution of proceeds from the lottery and bring a casino to the south side of Chicago.
The deadline to file for a run for office is next month.
Lawmakers approved delaying the special election for the seat until April to coincide with local elections and save the state money.