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  • Ex-Ill. lawmaker elected to succeed Jackson Jr.

    04/09/2013 8:06:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 9, 2013 10:24 PM EDT | Sophia Tareen
    Former Illinois state Rep. Robin Kelly, whose campaign received a $2 million boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, easily captured Tuesday’s special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The win for the Matteson Democrat was widely expected as the Chicago-area district, which Jackson represented from 1995 until late last year, has been a Democratic stronghold for roughly six decades. Kelly emerged from a crowded field in the February primary by focusing heavily on anti-gun efforts and was helped by ads from Bloomberg’s super PAC. Kelly, 56, vowed to become a leader in the federal fight...
  • Robin Kelly claims victory in race to replace Jackson Jr. in Congress

    04/09/2013 6:35:49 PM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/9/2013 | Rick Pearson and Bill Ruthhart
    Democrat Robin Kelly claimed victory tonight in a low-turnout contest to decide the successor to former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in a 2nd Congressional District with a history of scandal-plagued representation. With more than two-thirds percent of precincts counted, the former state lawmaker had about 77 percent of the vote to about 16 percent for Republican Paul McKinley, an unemployed political activist and ex-convict. The rest of the vote went to a Green Party candidate and three independent candidates who made the special general election ballot.