Progressive Group Jumps Into Illinois Special Election: ‘First Chance To Beat The NRA This Year’ | Talking Points Memo

The progressive group Democracy for America waded into the special election to replace Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. on Thursday, pushing its members to support former state Rep. Robin Kelly in the Democratic primary against pro-gun former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson in a race that is largely dominated by the issue of gun violence. In an email the group plans to send to its members, DFA called the election “our first chance to beat the NRA this year.”


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