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Robin Kelly Wins 2nd Congressional District Race Replacing Jesse Jackson Jr.

Former State Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson will be the next congressional representative for Illinois’ 2nd District, fulfilling a long-standing tradition of Democratic delegates for Chicago’s South Side and southern suburbs.

With more than 92 percent of the district’s 545 precincts reporting, Kelly won the special election with 71.6 percent of the vote, beating out contenders such as GOP nominee Paul McKinley, Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones and Independent candidate Marcus Lewis.

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