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This is good news.  According to press reports, Chicago Congressman Bobby Rush and Danny Davis endorsed progressive candidate for the House, Robin Kelly.  

Robin Kelly continued to receive major endorsements in her quest to become Congresswoman from the 2nd Illinois Congressional district. The latest endorsement was announced on Sunday at the Little Black Pearl Art Center near Hyde Park, and just blocks from the home of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and their family. Congressmen Bobby Rush and Danny Davis came out in strong support of Robin Kelly's candidacy.

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"Our communities are facing an epidemic of gun violence, and we need more members of Congress who can be trusted to fight for common sense gun control measures. Robin Kelly is a woman of integrity and conviction, and President Obama, Congressman Davis and I need her as our partner in ending gun violence,” said Congressman Bobby Rush.

Congressman Danny Davis also agreed. “Robin Kelly has the kind of pragmatism that you need to get results in Washington, while never compromising her beliefs like many do. If we are going to stop the NRA in their tracks, and make our communities safe again, Robin Kelly is the right woman for the job.”

“I am honored to have the endorsement of Congressmen Rush and Davis, and look forward to working with them and our President to rid our streets of dangerous weapons, and make the second Congressional district a place where people are proud to live, work and raise their families,” said Robin Kelly.

The strong show of support from Congressmen Rush and Davis, comes on the heels of the coveted endorsement of the Chicago Tribune. In strong language the Chicago Tribune said the Robin Kelly "is not a show-boater. She won't dazzle you with ebullience. She doesn't grandstand. She just works hard."

examiner.com:Robin Kelly endorsed by Congressman Bobby Rush and Danny Davis as support grows  

These are big endorsements and may favorably impact the race.  

Originally posted to TomP on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 10:18 AM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA.

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    Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

    by TomP on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 10:18:31 AM PST

  •  what goes around comes around (0+ / 0-)
    "Our communities are facing an epidemic of gun violence, and we need more members of Congress who can be trusted to fight for common sense gun control measures. Robin Kelly is a woman of integrity and conviction, and President Obama, Congressman Davis and I need her as our partner in ending gun violence,” said Congressman Bobby Rush.
    The man who gave the Black Panther Party some of its first firearms and ... police in the turbulent 1960s – was an undercover FBI informer

    Warning - some snark above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ "We're like a strip club with a million bouncers and no strippers." (HBO's Real Time, January 18, 2013)

    by annieli on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 11:49:11 AM PST

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