In this Oct. 24, 2012 photo, Unity Party candidate Lance Tyson, center, campaigns in Illinois' 10th legislative district in Chicago where he is challenging Derrick Smith. Smith, a forme

 

              In this Oct. 24, 2012 photo, Unity Party candidate Lance Tyson, center, campaigns in Illinois
In this Oct. 24, 2012 photo, Unity Party candidate Lance Tyson, center, campaigns in Illinois' 10th legislative district in Chicago where he is challenging Derrick Smith. Smith, a former state representative indicted on federal bribery charges - and on the ballot as a Democrat - is fighting to regain the seat he was expelled from in August. A victory for Smith could be another embarrassment for a party and a state that already have a reputation for corruption, party leaders say, and they are going to great lengths to defeat Smith. The district’s Democratic party committeemen announced a new political party called the "10th District Unity Party" and selected Tyson as their candidate to take on Smith. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)