This photo taken Dec. 11, 2012 in Chicago, shows Illinois State State Sen. Donne Trotter speaking at a news conference. Trotter is one of many candidates in the crowded field of candida

 

              This photo taken Dec. 11, 2012 in Chicago, shows Illinois State State Sen. Donne Trotter speaking at a news conference. Trotter is one of many candidates in the crowded field of candida
This photo taken Dec. 11, 2012 in Chicago, shows Illinois State State Sen. Donne Trotter speaking at a news conference. Trotter is one of many candidates in the crowded field of candidates for former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s seat. Trotter is vying for an endorsement from Cook County Democratic Party officials during a slating meeting that will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, 2012 in South Holland, ill. The candidates are all vying for the party's endorsement that could be particularly valuable in the short campaign leading up to the February 26, 2012 Primary. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)