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.
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