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Monday, February 18, 2013

Mike Bloomberg buying Illinois 2nd Congressional district

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee on Friday endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson in the special Democratic primary that is likely to decide the successor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
Independence USA already has spent almost $1.4 million on the contest, primarily to attack another candidate, former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson of Crete, for her previous National Rifle Association support.
The super PAC said it will spend even more money on broadcast and cable TV to air its newest ad. The spot endorses Kelly, but also criticizes Halvorson and, for the first time, another top contender, state Sen. Toi Hutchinson of Olympia Fields. Hutchinson also has had NRA support in past campaigns.Read More. Hutchinson recently experienced a pair of setbacks during the short campaign. A super political action committee run by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg started airing a TV attack ad backing Kelly and attacking Hutchinson and another candidate, former one-term U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson of Crete, for past support from the National Rifle Association.Read More. Hey Bloomberg why don't you worry about New York instead of Chicago.

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