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Keep them out of IL-02!
Goal ThermometerThe Illinois State Rifle Association is the state affiliate of the NRA (the National Rifle Association). And they know they have something good happening in the IL-02 race:
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 [...]

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."

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.

That's why we're enthusiastically supporting Robin Kelly in the race, and why we urge you to contribute $3 (or more!) to kick the NRA to the curb.

Robin Kelly
She has an "F" rating from the NRA, and proud of it.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 08:00 AM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA and Land of Lincoln Kos.

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