In the election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr., Illinois State Rep. Robin Kelly boasts an endorsement by President Obama, backing from New York Mayor Bloomberg, and a political record that is scandal-free.
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Robin Kelly, the Democrat running for the US House seat previously held by disgraced former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., is considered a virtual lock to win the general election Tuesday for the seat, which has been in Democratic hands for decades.
No drama there.
But what is especially encouraging for her party is that Ms. Kelly, an Illinois state representative who has been endorsed by President Obama and indirectly received support from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for her stance on gun control, is that her political record is scandal-free, a true breath of fresh air for this district.
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