5th congressional district special election

If you live with me on the north side of Chicago, then we've got a special election coming up fast: 3 March 2009. We've gotta replace Rahm Emmanuael, who moved on to be President Obama's chief of staff.

There's a slew of candidates, and I'm just starting to sort them out. Common wisdom would say that the winner of the Democractic primary will win the election itself, but there are a number of active Republican and Green Party candidates having their own contest, so we'll see.

The Chicago Tribune Editorial board has a list of the candidates, their endorsement, and some video of interviews with each.