Thanks to Bloomberg Money, Robin Kelly Wins Democratic Nomination for Jesse Jackson’s Old Seat

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Robin Kelly has now won the special Democratic primary in Illinois 2nd District. She now heads to the April 9 general election.

Former Illinois legislator Robin Kelly captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to replace Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., after a truncated campaign season where she got a boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super PAC.

Because the Chicago area district is overwhelmingly Democratic, this almost ensures that Kelly will be headed to Washington after the April 9 general election.

The former State Representative and Cook County administrator won with 54 percent of the votes.

Her stand on gun-control issues helped her win the support from Bloomberg’s super PAC, Independence USA, who poured more than $2 million dollars into the race. Kelly said that, “We worked really, really hard. We were on the right side of the issue and our message resonated.”

Bloomberg and gun control proponents seized on the results as evidence of momentum in their push to enact President Barack Obama’s gun control package. The mayor will take that message to Washington Wednesday in meetings with Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), according to Bloomberg’s public schedule.

Bloomberg’s visit coincides with a hearing the Senate Judiciary is slated to hold Wednesday on a proposal to ban assault weapons.

Kelly’s victory speech focused on gun control, which emerged as a key issue leading up to the Tuesday primary.

“You sent a message that was heard around our state and across the nation,” Kelly said Tuesday, per her prepared remarks. “A message that tells the NRA that their days of holding our country hostage are coming to an end. And their days of scaring Congress into submission on gun control are coming to a close.”

CREDO Super PAC also supported Kelly and targeted Kelly’s opponent, Debbie Halvorson over her gun control positions. Becky Bond, the super PAC’s president, said in a statement Tuesday that Halvorson was “crushed” at the polls over the issue.

Halvorson conceded Tuesday evening, saying the outside money certainly played a role.

“It shows, unfortunately, you can’t go up against that big money. …That’s the problem with super PACs,” Halvorson said. “There is nothing I could have done differently.”

21 Responses to Thanks to Bloomberg Money, Robin Kelly Wins Democratic Nomination for Jesse Jackson’s Old Seat

  1. If 2nd District Illinois Congresswoman Robin Kelly does nothing more, and nothing less that respecting the “oath of office”, the Constitution, and the duty to be ethical, she will “light years” ahead of former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and other elected black leaders at the State, County, and City jurisdictional levels of government.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-934357

    Theft by Court contains documented evidence of the first time since the Emancipation Proclamation that a black citizen has held anyone accountable to the laws of this country for violating the Constitutional rights of a descendant of American slaves.

    “Character is doing what’s right — when no one is looking.” by former Congressman J.C. Watts.

    It is shameful that far too many elected officials, especially those who hold office in the black community place very little or no significance in the above statement by former Congressman J.C. Watts.

    • I am so ashamed to be black these days for the first time in my life. You are so right.

      And to add to the shame, CBS news reported that Rosa Parks is NO HERO and yet Obama continued the lie even after he must have known it!!!!

      CBS interviewed the real hero who wouldn’t give up her seat, and she was a very dark skinned black woman, who had her honorary spot and everything that goes with it, STOLEN from her by light skinned Rosa Parks!!! Scott Pelley reported it.

      How can anyone just sit there a lifetime and take all that glory and honor, and not even confess even on her death bed that she was no hero, and added to that I remember when Rosa Parks was upset with the great Andre 3000 for using her name in a song. He retired soon after that.

      HOW CAN THIS OLD NEGRO TRASH BE SO BLATANTLY EVIL, AND END UP WITH RECOGNITION FOR BEING GREAT LEADERS???? OUR MOST HONEST, ETHICAL, AND INTELLIGENT PEOPLE ARE SHUNTED TO THE SIDELINES IN FAVOR OF LOAD MOUTHED TRASH WHO SELF PROMOTE THEMSELVES AS LEADERS!!! WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPNEING???? ROSA PARKS WAS A THIEF!

      • RE: “Thanks to Bloomberg Money, Robin Kelly Wins Democratic Nomination for Jesse Jackson’s Old Seat”

        Selected Comment:

        “I am so ashamed to be black these days for the first time in my life. You are so right. And to add to the shame, CBS news reported that Rosa Parks is NO HERO and yet Obama continued the lie even after he must have known it!!!!
        CBS interviewed the real hero who wouldn’t give up her seat, and she was a very dark skinned black woman, who had her honorary spot and everything that goes with it, STOLEN from her by light skinned Rosa Parks!!! Scott Pelley reported it.
        How can anyone just sit there a lifetime and take all that glory and honor, and not even confess even on her death bed that she was no hero, and added to that I remember when Rosa Parks was upset with the great Andre 3000 for using her name in a song. He retired soon after that.

        HOW CAN THIS OLD NEGRO TRASH BE SO BLATANTLY EVIL, AND END UP WITH RECOGNITION FOR BEING GREAT LEADERS???? OUR MOST HONEST, ETHICAL, AND INTELLIGENT PEOPLE ARE SHUNTED TO THE SIDELINES IN FAVOR OF LOAD MOUTHED TRASH WHO SELF PROMOTE THEMSELVES AS LEADERS!!! WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPNEING???? ROSA PARKS WAS A THIEF!” by Denise

        -Denise,

        You made my day.

        Thank you for not following in the footsteps that far too many individuals in the black community are guilty of, who make heroes out of misfits and trash or talk down to ethical and law abiding individuals truly worthy of praise.

        http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-913186

        With good reason, I didn’t vote for no good talking down to U.S. born blacks President Barack “the Magic Negro/illegal alien bootlicking/Chicago Cut Throat” Obama in 2008 nor 2012.

        Best Regards

  2. Oath of Office: “I, (President, Supreme Court Justice, Congressperson, Assemblyman, County Board of Supervisor’s Member, Mayor, City Councilperson, Judge, ), during such times as I hold the office, I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States (the Constitution of the State of California, Maryland, Illinois, etc., etc.), against all enemies foreign (terrorist enemies of the U.S., illegal immigrants, un-American or un-Constitutional anything and everything, etc.) and domestic (treasonous individuals or organizations, any Police Chief who condones this and the Police Chief’s rogue police officers, unethical or criminal elected officials or public servants, illegal aliens or his or her advocates, un-American anything and everything), and that I will bear true faith and allegiance, to the Constitution of the United States , (State Constitution), and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.”

    *****************************************************

    “There are cases where an individual has been wrongfully treated by his government and about the only way, unless the individual resorts to court, and even in some cases the courts are not able to give proper relief, the only area or avenue open to the individual is through his representative. When you find a bona fide error has been made, I suggest that you make a maximum effort to remedy it. This I feel is a vital and important function of those of us in the House of Representatives”.

    Authors: Donald G. Tacheron and Morris Udall, from the book entitled, “The Job of the Congressman”, pages 65 and 66.

    (The above excerpt “The Job of the Congressman” holds true for all elected office officials)

  3. If 2nd District Illinois Congresswoman Robin Kelly does nothing more, and nothing less that respecting the “oath of office”, the Constitution, and the duty to be ethical, she will be “light years” ahead of President Barack Obama, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and other elected black leaders at the State, County, and City jurisdictional levels of government.

    “Character is doing what’s right — when no one is looking.” by former Congressman J.C. Watts.

    It is shameful that far too many elected officials, especially those who hold office in the black community place very little or no significance in the above statement by former Congressman J.C. Watts.

    ***************************************

    Oath of Office: “I, (President, Supreme Court Justice, Congressperson, Assemblyman, County Board of Supervisor’s Member, Mayor, City Councilperson, Judge, ), during such times as I hold the office, I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States (the Constitution of the State of California, Maryland, Illinois, etc., etc.), against all enemies foreign (terrorist enemies of the U.S., illegal immigrants, un-American or un-Constitutional anything and everything, etc.) and domestic (treasonous individuals or organizations, any Police Chief who condones this and the Police Chief’s rogue police officers, unethical or criminal elected officials or public servants, illegal aliens or his or her advocates, un-American anything and everything), and that I will bear true faith and allegiance, to the Constitution of the United States , (State Constitution), and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.”
    *****************************************************

    “There are cases where an individual has been wrongfully treated by his government and about the only way, unless the individual resorts to court, and even in some cases the courts are not able to give proper relief, the only area or avenue open to the individual is through his representative. When you find a bona fide error has been made, I suggest that you make a maximum effort to remedy it. This I feel is a vital and important function of those of us in the House of Representatives”.

    Authors: Donald G. Tacheron and Morris Udall, from the book entitled, “The Job of the Congressman”, pages 65 and 66.

    (The above excerpt “The Job of the Congressman” holds true for all elected office officials)

  4. “……..I am so ashamed to be black these days for the first time in my life. You are so right.”

    -Denise

    Would it be OK if I rephrase your statement, because I truly believe that you would rather say…..

    “I intend to keep plenty of distance between myself and dysfunctional/unethical individuals, no matter who these individuals are, be it Black, Caucasian, Hispanic, Korean, or otherwise. I will not vote for, and I will make it my business to vote this garbage out of office. I refuse to honor, give praise to, or make heroes of dysfunctional/unethical/treasonous/un-American individuals”

    Be proud of your blackness. Don’t shoulder the shame of any of these misfits, because you have nothing to be ashamed of. Unlike the unethical/sleazy/treasonous/disgraceful from within our community, you have yet to stoop to and have no interest in following in their footsteps.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-892237

    It just so happens that the very black people who fit the description as you and I have described shame themselves and trash their own credentials to the power of infinity.

  5. http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-769637

    During the Barack Obama segment of CNN’s “Black in America”, it was shown where Black kids were eating and breathing asbestos. Black residents complained, and an asbestos abatement crew arrived to remove asbestos from building management’s front office, leaving the rest of the Black residents to suffer. It is common knowledge as to the harmful permanent lung damaging and cancer causing agents associated with breathing asbestos fibers. CNN basically made it plain to any viewer that so-called attorney Barack Obama…former Senator Barack Obama….now President Barack Obama walked away from this serious asbestos health related set of incidents, to do nothing.

    Some community organizer, civil rights lawyer, or indeed truly incompetent elected official this guy must be. Barack Obama was more concerned about his own claim to fame and not the best interests of any Black community.

    It is what a graduate or individual does in real life, be it university educated or otherwise to prove competency that matters, and not a university degree or sheepskin.

    President Obama, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus, other elected black leaders at the State, County, and City jurisdictions of government are truly dysfunctional.

    Barack Obama went on to Harvard Law School, graduated from Harvard Law School, returning to South Side of Chicago to do more of the same, meaning to do nothing, other than to use the plight of poor residents of the South Side Chicago Black community to promote himself to elected office. He has yet to practice law to use his expertise to file claims against the perpetrators for wrongful death, violation of property rights, violation of Constitutional rights, asbestos claims for damages, etc., in behalf of any truly innocent Black man, woman, or child victimized by the serious violation of law or health violations of any perpetrator.

    The true heroes of any community don’t need the praise of the media, don’t need a pat on the back or to look forward to praise from any Caucasian, or otherwise, don’t need to brag about the possession of any Harvard University law degree, doctorate degree, and/or other prestigious award, because their deeds to do the right thing to protect the best interests of the community, the black community in this instance, stand tall on its’ own merit.

    Although a glass ceiling exists for Black people to move forward in any outside community, there is no glass ceiling for any qualified Black man, woman, or child who strives to use their expertise to protect the best interest of the Black community.

  6. http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-935338

    Claudette Colvin and three other women — Aurelia Browder, Mary Louise Smith and Susie McDonald are the heroes and not Rosa Parks.
    Once again, much, much, much less than truthful President Barack Obama, so called Civil Rights Leaders, and other government officials fail to give credit where it is due, credit not due Rosa Parks.

  7. http://www.policymic.com/articles/25666/ben-carson-makes-obama-sit-through-the-longest-27-minutes-of-his-presidency

    It would behoove the intelligent voter to support the potential candidate that he or she believes would be best suited to “uphold the oath of office”, our Constitution, no matter what ethnicity, gender, religious belief, educational background, etc.

    If anyone of the same mindset, a mindset of respecting the principles to which this nation stands, a good example being Dr. Ben Carson, was to run for political office in the jurisdiction where I reside and pay property taxes, I would vote for this individual tomorrow.

  8. “I’m damned sick of it Michael. They are more of a threat to the well being of black citizens than the KKK” by Denise

    -Denise

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-936676

    Amen to the power of infinity.

  9. http://www.ijreview.com/2013/03/40167-middle-school-slavery-poster-project-stirs-up-controversy/

    RE: Middle School “Slavery Poster” Project Stirs Up Controversy

    U.S. born blacks are still in bondage, but this time the perpetrators are the black community’s own dysfunctional leaders, and other sellouts.

    The greatest deterrent to the malaise that exists in the inner-city (code word for black) is respect for, execution and enforcement of the Constitution and its laws.

    No matter how much education, university degrees earned, or how successful you become in life, in the U.S. without competent representation, when elected officials or other public servants, mandated by law and sworn under oath to respect the Constitution fail to uphold his or her end of the contract with the people who elected them, law abiding citizens pay dearly….a very real to life experience that truly exists with most any black man or woman, pertaining to U.S. born descendants of slavery, who are a U.S. citizens by birthright.

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  11. http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-941757

    Courts to Where Judges, Court Clerks, Other Court Officials, or Public Servants are Unethical, and Who have Contempt for the Constitution, “the Rule of Law” and the Rights of Law Abiding Taxpaying Citizens or Other Individuals, Won’t be Missed if Cut.

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