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Chicago lawyer says he may run for Jackson`s seat

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

As Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s political future remains uncertain, one prominent Chicago attorney says he's interested in his congressional seat.

SEE: Sandi Jackson may be included in federal investigation, Jackson Jr. left Mayo

Sam Adam Jr. was a onetime attorney for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and R&B singer R. Kelly.

He tells the Chicago Sun-Times that he's considering a run for the Chicago-area district because he thinks it needs better representation.

Adam told FOX 32 News on Saturday that several people have approached him to run if Jackson resigns. Adam says he'll discuss it with his wife and kids, and even Rod Blagojevich.

Jackson has been on a hushed medical leave since June. He was released from the Mayo Clinic Tuesday, but his office gave no indication of when or if he'll return to work. Jackson has been receiving treatment for bipolar disorder.

The Chicago Democrat also remains under a House Ethics Committee's investigation for links to Blagojevich, who's serving a prison sentence.

If Jackson resigns, Gov. Pat Quinn would call a special election.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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