Former State Rep. Robin Kelly,
a candidate vying for former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat in
the 2nd Congressional District, picked up key endorsements this weekend from U.S. Reps. Danny Davis (D-IL) and Bobby Rush (D-IL). The issue of gun violence, which has been a hot topic in the 2nd district race, played a role in the lawmakers' decisions.
“Our communities are facing an epidemic of gun violence, and we need
more members of Congress who can be trusted to fight for common sense
gun control measures. Robin Kelly is a woman of integrity and
conviction, and President Obama, Congressman Davis and I need her as our
partner in ending gun violence,” said Congressman Rush in a press release.
Kelly has the kind of pragmatism that you need to get results in
Washington, while never compromising her beliefs like many do. If we
are going to stop the NRA in their tracks, and make our communities safe
again, Robin Kelly is the right woman for the job,” added Davis.
The Democratic primary for the 2nd Congressional District is slated for February 26. Early voting began today