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    Guns are a litmus test issue now, in the first election contest since the Sandy Hook massacre. Both sides are doubling down - or is that, doubling up? - with the NRA emphasizing that IL-2 is 1/435th of the House and the Bloomberg PAC, Kos and many others pointing out the NRA's "A" ratings for Robin's two Democratic challengers in the primary.

    But the NRA is a single issue outfit. We must not be. So, what are Robin Kelly's credentials to be a Congresswoman? Glad you asked. Here's her campaign website.

    She is well qualified.

    Robin has extensive experience in community work and social service agencies. From 2001-2007, she was a member of the Illinois House (2001-07) representing Chicago's southern suburbs. In 2010, she ran a strong statewide race for Illinois Treasurer. Although she lost to a well known downstate Republican ("downstate" = all of Illinois except Chicago and its close-in "collar counties") by 45.1% to 49.1%, she ran surprisingly well for someone not known outside the Chicago area. Since that election, she has served as Chief Administrative Officer for Cook County, stepping aside to run for the special election to fill the seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr.

    Her resume is excellent, her vote-getting potential proven. Robin Kelly is well qualified to represent IL-2 in Congress.

    2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

    by TRPChicago on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 02:49:51 PM PST

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