Feb 26, 2013
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Robin Kelly’s Victory in Illinois
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement congratulating Robin Kelly, who will be the Democratic nominee in the special election in Illinois’s 2nd Congressional District. President Obama received more than 81 percent of the vote in IL-02 in his 2012 election.
“Congratulations to Robin Kelly on her victory. Robin is an accomplished public servant, who has a record of success in helping small businesses grow and standing up for middle class families, and she is a leader in the fight to reduce the scourge of gun violence on our communities.
“The people of Illinois are tired of this Tea Party Republican majority and their Congress of chronic chaos and dysfunction; Robin Kelly will be a breath of fresh air, standing on the side of sensible solutions. She will make an excellent Congresswoman, and I am confident the people of Illinois’s 2nd district will agree and will elect her to this Democratic district.”