Gun policy rarely plays a deciding role in an election — especially in a Democratic primary. But the issue looms large in the upcoming special election to replace ex-Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. A confluence of local events placed gun policy in the spotlight here long before the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School [...]Of course they'll take it, as they need political muscle in DC to block sensible reform. The NRA is certainly salivating at gaining 1/435th of a House vote in this Chicago-based district. It's our job to make sure they don't get that.
there’s the large roster of Democrats seeking the seat, including two previously backed by the Illinois State Rifle Association. Given the unwieldy field, any one of the seven better-known candidates — including those two — could win the Feb. 26 primary.
"It’s going to make a difference in the Illinois delegation, certainly," said Richard Pearson, ISRA’s executive director. "One 435th of a vote? We’ll take it."
Keep them out of IL-02!
She has an "F" rating from the NRA, and proud of it.