Score one for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his national gun-control campaign. The candidate whom his political-action committee backed for a congressional seat in Illinois – to the tune of $2 million – won the Democratic primary Tuesday, virtually assuring she will ultimately be the US representative of the heavily Democratic district.
Robin Kelly, an Illinois state representative, still faces the April 9 general election for the seat vacated by former US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D), who quit his post soon after being reelected in November, under an ethics cloud.
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