Former State Rep. Robin Kelly
of Matteson has won the Illinois 2nd Congressional District's primary
election Tuesday to become the Democratic nominee in the race to fill
the seat left vacant by disgraced former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
Kelly will run in the district’s April 9 general
election to replace Jackson Jr., who pled guilty last week to misusing
some $750,000 in campaign funds.
more than half of the district's 545 precincts reporting, Kelly won the
special primary with 54 percent of the vote. Major contenders during
Kelly’s campaign were Democratic candidates former congresswoman Debbie Halvorson and Chicago Ald. Anthony Beale (9th).
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