Robin Kelly

Jesse Jackson, Jr. resignation
1:18 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Robin Kelly Wins Big, Replacing Congressman Jackson

Representative-elect Robin Kelly, 2nd Congressional District

Illinois’ Second Congressional District has a voice again. Democrat Robin Kelly easily beat five opponents in the special election to fill former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s U.S. House seat. The district has been without representation since Jackson resigned in November, shortly after winning re-election, in spite of corruption allegations and an extended leave to deal with bipolar depression. 

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10:40 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Kelly Wins Democratic Primary For Jackson's Congressional Seat

Robin Kelly

Former Illinois legislator Robin Kelly won the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Junior. Kelly's victory followed a truncated campaign season where she got a boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super PAC.

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