Ald. Anthony Beale wants Jesse Jackson Jr's seat

November 29, 2012 3:14:30 PM PST
South Side Alderman Anthony Beale joined the race to replace Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior, who resigned last week.

Beale was elected to Chicago City Council 13 years ago with Jackson's help. He is chairman of the transportation committee.

The number of candidates in the running for Jackson's seat is growing. Democrats plan to hold a meeting on December 15th to interview candidates so the group can decide whom to back.