Former state Rep. Robin Kelly won the Democratic primary Tuesday night in the race to replace the disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, helped by millions of dollars in pro-gun control ads from New York Mayor Michael Bloombergs political fund.
A snowstorm and lack of voter interest kept turnout low as Kelly had 53 percent to 24 percent for former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson and 11 percent for Chicago 9th Ward Ald. Anthony Beale with more than three-fourths percent of precincts counted.
Kelly will formally take on the winner of the Republican primary in an April 9 special general election in the heavily Democratic district. In the GOP contest, the nomination fight was tight between convicted felon Paul McKinley, businessman Eric Wallace and talk show host Lenny McAllister.
There are some things I will not tolerate in my household, and that includes racial slurs whether or not they are in jest (with the only exception being historical context). But I guess Marco Rubio has no problem with it when it comes to musical tastes.
"FUN FACT: Rubio's fave rap songs of all-time are NWA's "Straight Outta Compton" ... Eminem's "Lose Yourself," and 'Pac's "Killuminati."
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