Spotlight Politics: Throng of Candidates Vie to Replace Longtime Congressman Bobby Rush | Chicago News

In this week’s edition of Spotlight Politics:

The scramble to fill the seat of longtime Congressman Bobby Rush as almost two dozen candidates vie to replace him. Meanwhile, Congressman Danny Davis faces a challenge from the left of the party in the shape of Justice Democrat Kina Collins.

More damning testimony about former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results as the U.S. House Jan.6 select committee resumes its hearings by focusing on efforts to intimidate state officials and harass election workers.

Monique Scott is confirmed to replace her brother Michael Scott Jr. on the City Council.

And Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger reveals death threats against both him and his family and warns of more political violence ahead.

Our politics team of Amanda Vinicky, Paris Schutz and Heather Cherone takes on those stories and more. 

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