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Sen. Harris Drops Out of 2nd District Race, Endorses Robin Kelly

The former NFL player and current State Senator Napoleon Harris says Kelly supports the issues he sees as pressing to the 2nd District.

State Senator Napoleon Harris is dropping out of the race to fill Jesse Jackson Jr.’s former 2nd District congressional seat. His Wednesday afternoon announcement also came with a surprise endorsement of candidate Robin Kelly (D).

“I believe we need to fight for more educational opportunity, better jobs and to get guns out of the hands of criminals and gangs that are preying on our neighborhoods,” Harris said in a release. “I believe Robin Kelly is the right candidate to pick up that cause to fight for the people of Chicago and the Southland."

Kelly said she is honored to have Harris’ endorsement. Her campaign continues to build on a daily basis, according to her, because of people like Harris who support her aggressive plan to eliminate gun violence.

Harris now .

Want to learn more about Robin Kelly and the other 2nd District congressional candidates? Check out our Patch exclusive coverage of the race so far!

BUTCH January 30, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Thank god now if Hutchinson gets out and throws her support to ?? We expect our rep's to cast a vote before leaving to get a better pension!
Lee Gaus January 31, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Very sad that Mr. Harris dropped out. Probably the only candidate that brings something new and refreshing to the stage. I hope he did not dirty himself by cutting a Chicago style deal, that would be sad. As the communities of Homewood and Flossmoor continue to go unrepresented and over charged.
WA Mama January 31, 2013 at 02:23 PM
Good choice, Mr. Harris. We just elected you to one job. Please finish that one before you ask us for a different one.

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