State Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) is bowing out of the race for the 2nd congressional district. He endorsed Robin Kelly in a press release announcing his decision to leave the race.
“Even though I am ending my bid for Congress today, I am still committed to fighting for the same causes that led me to enter this race,” Harris wrote in the statement. “I believe we need to fight for more educational opportunity, better jobs and to get guns out of the hands of criminals and gangs that are preying on our neighborhoods. I believe Robin Kelly is the right candidate to pick up that cause to fight for the peopleof Chicago and the Southland.”
Kelly took the opportunity to tout her stance on gun control and remind voters about the high ratings some of her opponents have gotten from the National Rifle Association (NRA).
“Senator Harris is a great leader for the community and I deeply respect his commitment to public service. That’s why I am so honored to have his endorsement today,” Kelly noted in the press release. “My campaign for Congress continues to build momentum every day because voters are responding to my five-point pledge to stop gun violence and get dangerous weapons off our streets. The voters of the second district deserve someone in Congress who they can trust to stand with President Obama to take on the NRA.
“While some of my opponents have A ratings with the NRA, I couldn’t be more proud of my F rating and it’s that record that I will take to Congress to fight for the families across Chicago and the Southland,” Kelly added.
Earlier this week, Kelly called on State Sen. Toi Hutchinson (D-Olympia Fields) and former congresswoman Debbie Halvorson to release their answers to NRA previous questionnaires due to their having earned A grades from the group.