Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:02 PM
Tx4obama (36,974 posts)
Election (primary) RESULTS for Jackson Jr.'s U.S. House seat (UPDATE: AP calls it for Kelly!)
Robin Kelly is in the lead with 7,307 votes (58.18 %)
128 out of 170 precincts reporting
Primary-election results page, here: http://chicagoelections.com/race_results.php?id=32
Robin Kelly BIO: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Kelly
Kelly wins Dem. nod for ex-Rep. Jackson Jr.'s seat
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois legislator Robin Kelly captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., after a truncated campaign season where she got a boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's super PAC.
The nomination all but assures that she'll sail through the April 9 general election and head to Washington, because the district is overwhelmingly Democratic. The Republican nomination is also being chosen Tuesday night.
From a crowded field of candidates in the Chicago-area district, Kelly emerged early as a leader on gun-control issues. The former state representative from Matteson, a south Chicago suburb, favors an assault weapons ban.
Congratulations Ms. Kelly!
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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:46 AM
davidpdx (22,000 posts)
3. Seriously only 247 votes on the Republican side?
The asshat Republican won with 81 votes. I could have printed out calenders with nude pictures of myself and gotten more votes than that.
*They'd only vote for me if I promised not to publish nude photos again*