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Ministers want candidates to drop out

Friday, Jan 25, 2013

* We’ve got 30 days to go until the 2nd Congressional District special primary. Some ministers are hoping to trim the field

Apostolic ministers, including the chief apostle for all of Cook County, plan to ask 12 of the 17 candidates now on the ballot for the 2nd Congressional District race to consider dropping out of the campaign.

Chief Apostle William Malloy will lead the group of clergy from Chicago’s far South Side and surrounding suburbs in a news conference Friday at the Am I My Brother’s Keeper Outreach Church, 283 E. 14th St.

Robert Storman, a spokesman for Thornton Township Democratic Committeeman Frank Zuccarelli, who is helping to organize the event, said the group is concerned voters will be confused with 17 people seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the Illinois 2nd Congressional District post in the Feb. 26 primary.

They’d like the fringe candidates that polls thus far are showing with less than 1 percent support to drop out — leaving a field consisting of former state Rep. Robin Kelly, of Matteson; former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson, of Crete; state Sens. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, and Napoleon Harris, D-Flossmoor; and Chicago 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale.

Some of those other candidates are vanity candidates, so I doubt any of them will ever drop out.

* Meanwhile, Robin Kelly has a new radio ad. Rate it

* Transcript…

“It’s heart breaking, There are kids dying every day.

I’m Robin Kelly.

As a mother you think, ‘What if that was my child?’

Sadly our neighborhoods are no strangers to the worst kind of gun violence.

It’s why I have spent my career fighting to end this brutal reality.

We all need to say, ‘Enough is enough.’

If elected to Congress, I will…

Pass a strong, comprehensive ban on assault weapons, eliminate the gun show loophole, ban high capacity ammunition magazines, support current laws that prohibit conceal and carry, and pledge to never to receiver support from organizations like the NRA.

While we don’t know who will represent this community in Congress, we do know that we must speak with one voice on this critical issue.

That’s why I am asking each of my colleagues in this race to join this pledge.

And I am asking you to join me as well.

I’m Robin Kelly.

If we succeed in saving just one life, then it’s worth it.

I’m Robin Kelly, I’m running for Congress, and I approve this message.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        


12 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 1:29 pm:

    Kelly’s all-in on guns. It will be interesting to see what that means in the primary.


  2. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 1:39 pm:

    Donne needs to jump back in for the home stretch.

    And entertainment value. Been a bit quiet lately.


  3. - Will Caskey - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 1:44 pm:

    I was with it till the laundry list. She read that off really fast and it was hard to follow. Could have used another few takes, or possibly dropping a few lines.


  4. - Hank - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 1:49 pm:

    Spot on Robin
    The NRA is responsible for the deaths of so many children in the 2nd. We wouldn’t want you to address the lack of education, parenting and the out of control drug culture.


  5. - John Parnell - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 2:03 pm:

    Aaron Schock gave an interview yeterday wherein he said candidates for Governor who ran before and lost should drop out. Same theory as the minister, but it is just wishful thinking.


  6. - Guzzlepot - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 2:11 pm:

    When is it too late to drop out? The primary is a month away, so the ballots are going to get printed any day now. Can you drop out after the ballots are printed?


  7. - Brendan - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 2:23 pm:

    “Chief apostle for all of Cook County”?

    “Chief Apostle William Malloy”?

    Uh…who?

    He doesn’t even turn up in a Google search

    I’m sure he must have a large and bountiful congregation.

    *eye roll*


  8. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 2:24 pm:

    ===I’m sure he must have a large and bountiful congregation.===

    Don’t kid yourself.


  9. - shore - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 2:29 pm:

    “Sadly our neighborhoods are no strangers to the worst kind of gun violence.
    It’s why I have spent my career fighting to end this brutal reality.”

    “From 1992 through 2006 she served as a Director of Community Affairs in Matteson.”

    clearly Robin Kelly has been a 24/7/365 year in year out million mom march/gun violence activist for decades. Can’t they just convince raja to move into the district so at least they’ll have someone who pretends to be serious?


  10. - Wumpus - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 2:53 pm:

    Senior Chief Apostle Wumpus should join the race. Where is Dan Seals when you need him?


  11. - walkinfool - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 3:14 pm:

    Too focused on one policy topic for right now. I would have expected more of an introduction to who she is. Her early problem is not policy — it’s name recognition.


  12. - titan - Friday, Jan 25, 13 @ 3:29 pm:

    So Kelly is going to eliminate gun crimes in one of the most gun restrictive areas of the country by trying to make gun even more “illegaler”?
    And we’e to think that being extra double super illegal will be more effective than having them just be illegal?


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