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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:21 PM

Liberal dem Robin Kelly won Jesse Jackson Jr's seat!

She was endorsed by Progressive Democrats for America!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-2nd-congressional-district-jackson-20130226,0,4718425.story

Oh and the big issue she won on was gun control.

Yes, this is a primary and not the general election. The republicans got very few votes . There is just no way they could win in this district.

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Reply Liberal dem Robin Kelly won Jesse Jackson Jr's seat! (Original post)
mucifer Feb 2013 OP
defacto7 Feb 2013 #1
merrily Feb 2013 #15
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #2
Walk away Feb 2013 #3
mopinko Feb 2013 #4
SunSeeker Feb 2013 #5
ellisonz Feb 2013 #6
bluestate10 Feb 2013 #7
former9thward Feb 2013 #11
Cha Feb 2013 #8
Ken Burch Feb 2013 #9
mucifer Feb 2013 #10
goclark Feb 2013 #14
former9thward Feb 2013 #12
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #13
merrily Feb 2013 #16
NBachers Feb 2013 #17

Response to mucifer (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:25 PM

1. good news!

I hope this is a continuing trend of progressive wins throughout America.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:02 AM

15. I hope for more liberals.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:26 PM

2. A link below to her BIO

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:28 PM

3. Just the begining of the fight against gun violence!

It's great to see anyone with an "F" rating from the NRA win.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:29 PM

4. go robin.

wndy cty worked for her.
great to see guns get trounced.
yes, i am happy to live in chicago.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:09 PM

5. K&R

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:12 PM

6. Woot!

Democracy for America backed her too: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1105624

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:15 PM

7. Robin Kelly has been a warrior for sane gun laws. She didn't give crap about

the NRA when taking those nuts on caused problems and she shouldn't give crap about the NRA now. The worm has turned in moderate districts, being for the NRA is a kiss of death. Kelly battered her rivals tonight, winning by almost 15,000 votes in a low turnout election. My hat is off to the people in her district for keeping their eye on the ball.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:57 PM

11. This is not a "moderate district".

I used to live there when I lived in Chicago. IL-2 is one of the most Democratic districts in the country. It is 85% African-American. Gun laws had nothing to do with the election.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:33 PM

8. This is great, mucifer, thanks!

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:48 PM

9. Did she actually win the seat, or the Democratic primary?

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:51 PM

10. She won the democratic primary. BUT, she got 30,000 votes. The winning repub got 942 votes.

The local press has said she has the seat.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:36 PM

14. Yea!

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:59 PM

12. Republicans have never contested IL-2.

R candidates seeking publicity or ego sometimes will run so they can be on the ballot in the General but they are not serious candidates backed by the R party. IL-2 is 90% Democratic.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:20 PM

13. Found this....



Cook County's Chief Administrative Officer Robin Kelly jokes around as she gets her Flu shot during the county's seasonal flu shot campaign at the County Building last month. ((Heather Charles/ Chicago Tribune))


Nice to see she has a sense of humor.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:05 AM

16. I hope that she was the most liberal Democrat in the primary field.

That would make me happy, assuming she then holds her ground once she gets to D.C.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:43 AM

17. Her ActBlue page can help us pay

I can't think of a better way
To say
"Fuck You NRA!"
Donate to Robin Kelly today.

https://secure.actblue.com/directory?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=Robin+Kelly&commit=Search

She sent me an email announcement, here's my reply:

CONGRATULATIONS ROBIN!

I've made a little donation to ActBlue, and I've left a little poem and ActBlue link on Democratic Underground, a website of activist Democrats. You may want to consider writing a post or two there, so we can get acquainted with you. There are a lot of enthusiastic, involved Democrats there.

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