Story by 89 WLS Reporter Bill Cameron
(CHICAGO) Tuesday, 2nd Congressional District voters will pick a Democrat and Republican to run against each other in April.
The elected official will succeed disgraced ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
Less than a quarter of those eligible to vote are expected to turn out. It’s not just the winter storm holding them back, but general apathy about special primaries.
Party pros think former State Representative Robin Kelly has the advantage. That’s because New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s PAC has backed her with more than $2 million of help.
As for Mayor Emanuel, “I said upfront I was gonna stay out of this race. The voters will pick, but I want to be clear about one thing, whoever wins has to be on team Chicago.”
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