Skip to comments.Hutchinson exits race for Jackson’s US House seat
Posted on 02/17/2013 8:19:14 PM PST by Olog-hai
A well-known Illinois state senator dropped her bid Sunday for the U.S. House seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., narrowing the field and consolidating key support behind another Democrat in a race where gun control has emerged as a central issue.
State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, targeted in recent days by critical anti-gun campaign ads funded by New York Mayor Michael Bloombergs political action committee, said she was leaving the race and swinging her support to former state Rep. Robin Kelly. The major shake-up came with just nine days to go before the Feb. 26 primary.
Hutchinsons move reflected the sharp divisions over the gun control issue, but also appeared to be in line with efforts to consolidate support for one of the many black candidates in the black-majority district. Community leaders had expressed concerns that the black vote could be split, thus boosting the chances of former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson, a white candidate whom Jackson defeated in last years primary battle.
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Is the child molester Mel Reynolds still running?
This is Illinois. Is it a race or an auction?
How come one conservative candidate running for this seat, along with a bunch of leftist candidates, CAN’T WIN, but one leftist candidate running for a certain seat, along with a bunch of conservative candidates, CAN WIN? Frustrating!
One worries that the ballots might be counted long before they are cast.
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