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}}{{tnr}}'''Robin Kelly''' is a potential 2013 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in the special election for [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[Illinois]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Robin Kelly''' (b. April 30, 1956 in New York, [[New York]]) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district]].<ref>[http://robinkelly.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/representative-sworn-into-office ''U.S. House'' "Robin Kelly Sworn into Office" Accessed April 12, 2013]</ref>
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Kelly won election to the [[U.S. House]] in the [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013|special election]] for [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[Illinois]] for the open seat left by [[Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.]].  Kelly won the Democratic primary on February 26, 2012 and won in the general election on April 9, 2013.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/IL_Page_0226.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP.org'' "Illinois - Summary Vote Results," accessed February 26, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2013-election/results/house/illinois/ ''Politico'' "2013 Election Results" Accessed April 9, 2013]</ref>
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She served in the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] from 2002 to 2006.<ref name="pvs"/>
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{{Introanalysis
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==Biography==
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Kelly earned her BA and MA from Bradley University in 1977 and 1982, respectively.<ref name="pvs">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/33384/robin-kelly#.Ub34odhjGXQ ''Project Votesmart'' "Biography" Accessed June 16, 2013]</ref> 
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==Career==
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She served from District 38 of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] from 2002 to 2006.<ref name="pvs"/>
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2013====
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Kelly's campaign website lists the following issues:<ref>[http://robinkellyforcongress.org/the-issues/ ''robinkellyforcongress.org'' "The Issues," accessed February 20, 2013]</ref>
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*'''Supporting Small Businesses'''
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:Excerpt: "Small businesses are the backbone of our nation’s economy and the engines of our recovery. As your next Congresswoman, I will work to make the business climate in the 2nd District one that nurtures and supports the entrepreneurial spirit."
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*'''Supporting the Middle Class'''
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:Excerpt: "I will fight back against the Republicans’ assault on the middle class and work to protect the social safety net that was put in place to help hardworking families in tough times."
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*'''Protecting Seniors'''
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:Excerpt: "I will work to protect Social Security and Medicare so that our seniors have the support they’ve earned and deserve."
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*'''Transportation'''
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:Excerpt: "I will work to create opportunities for residents and businesses in the 2nd District to participate in infrastructure projects in the district. It’s only right that our residents have a hand in projects that will help shape our future."
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*'''Women's Health'''
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:Excerpt: "I believe in a woman’s right to choose and in her right to make her own decisions about her body and her healthcare."
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*'''Constituent Services'''
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:Excerpt: "My door will always be open. And when I’m not in Washington, D.C. fighting for you, I’ll be traveling the District meeting with you, hearing your concerns and using them to inform the work I’ll do on your behalf."
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013]]''
  
Kelly is running in the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013|2nd District]]. The election is being held to replace [[Jesse Jackson, Jr.]]. Kelly is running in the Democratic primary on February 26, 2012. The general election takes place on April 9, 2013.
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Kelly won in the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' [[Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013|2nd District]]. The election was held to replace [[Jesse Jackson, Jr.]]. Kelly won the Democratic primary on February 26th, 2012 and won the general election.<ref name="ap"/> The general election took place on April 9, 2013.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2013-election/results/house/illinois/ ''Politico'' "2013 Election Results" Accessed April 9, 2013]</ref>
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====Endorsements====
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*[[Bobby Rush]], current U.S. Representative, Illinois 1st congressional district:
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::"Robin Kelly is a woman of integrity and conviction, and President Obama, Congressman Davis and I need her as our partner in ending gun violence."<ref name="trib">[http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-us-reps-rush-davis-back-kelly-for-jackson-jr-seat-20130210,0,2273251.story ''Chicago Tribune'' "U.S. Reps. Rush, Davis back Kelly for Jackson Jr. seat," February 10, 2013]</ref>
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*[[Mike Quigley]], current U.S. Representative, Illinois' 5th congressional district:
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::"Robin has proven herself to be a dedicated public servant and is the right person to represent Chicago and the Southland."<ref>[http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/latest-local/40523-congressman-mike-quigley-endorses-robin-kelly-for-2nd-congressional-district-special-election.html ''eNews Park Forest'' "Congressman Mike Quigley Endorses Robin Kelly for 2nd Congressional District Special Election," February 19, 2013]</ref>
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*[[Danny K. Davis|Danny Davis]], current U.S. Representative, Illinois' 7th congressional district:
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::"[Kelly is the right person] if we are going to stop the NRA in their tracks, and make our communities safe again."<ref name="trib"/>
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*[[Jan Schakowsky]], current U.S. Representative, Illinois' 9th congressional district:
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::"One of the reasons is the gun issue. [Kelly] has the view that we need to do some sensible violence prevention legislation."<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/illinois-schakowsky-to-endorse-robin-kelly-in-special-election/ ''Roll Call'' "Illinois: Schakowsky to Endorse Robin Kelly in Special Election," February 13, 2013]</ref>
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====Democratic Primary====
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==Campaign donors==
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kelly's reports.<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do#3 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Robin Kelly 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
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{{Campaign finance reports
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|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/677/13962192677/13962192677.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'' "April Quarterly" Accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
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|Date 1 =5/10/2013
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|Beginning Balance 1 =126156.09
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|Total Contributions 1 = 55191.19
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|Expenditures 1=21858.40
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|Cash on Hand 1 =160488.88
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/066/13964076066/13964076066.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'' "July Quarterly" Accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
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|Date 2 =7/15/2013
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|Beginning Balance 2 =92302.08
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|Total Contributions 2 =60302.34
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|Expenditures 2=43454.78
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|Cash on Hand 2 =109149.64
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|}}
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==Polls==
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===2013===
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==Analysis==
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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The website ''Open Congress,'' tracks whom from each party each member of Congress votes most and least often with.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412595_Robin_Kelly ''OpenCongress,'' "Rep. Robin Kelly," Accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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Kelly most often votes with:
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*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Frederica Wilson]]
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Kelly least often votes with:
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*{{reddot}} [[Jeff Duncan]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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===Voting with party===
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==Personal==
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Kelly and her husband, Nathaniel, have two children.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/33384/robin-kelly#.UOybQIZdW3o Project Vote Smart biography]</ref>
  
 
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==External links==
 
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*[http://robinkelly.house.gov/ U.S. House website]
 
*[http://www.robinkellyforcongress.com/ Robin Kelly for Congress] official campaign website
 
*[http://www.robinkellyforcongress.com/ Robin Kelly for Congress] official campaign website
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?MemberID=1263 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?MemberID=1263 Biography, bills and committees] at the Illinois General Assembly
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{{LegisLinks | followthemoney = 4942 }} (2002, 2004, 2006)
 
*[http://www.niu.edu/polisci/faculty/Board/Kelly.shtml Advisory Board profile] at Northern Illinois University
 
*[http://www.niu.edu/polisci/faculty/Board/Kelly.shtml Advisory Board profile] at Northern Illinois University
  
 
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Robin Kelly
Robin Kelly.png
U.S. House, Illinois, District 2
Incumbent
In office
April 11, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D)
Elections and appointments
First elected2013
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives, District 38
2002-2006
Education
Bachelor'sBradley University, 1977
Master'sBradley University, 1982
Ph.D.Northern Illinois University, 2004
Personal
BirthdayApril 30, 1956
Place of birthNew York, NY
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Robin Kelly campaign logo
Robin Kelly (b. April 30, 1956 in New York, New York) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing Illinois' 2nd congressional district.[1]

Kelly won election to the U.S. House in the special election for the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois for the open seat left by Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.. Kelly won the Democratic primary on February 26, 2012 and won in the general election on April 9, 2013.[2][3]

She served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2002 to 2006.[4]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Kelly is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Kelly earned her BA and MA from Bradley University in 1977 and 1982, respectively.[4]

Career

She served from District 38 of the Illinois House of Representatives from 2002 to 2006.[4]

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Kelly's campaign website lists the following issues:[5]

  • Supporting Small Businesses
Excerpt: "Small businesses are the backbone of our nation’s economy and the engines of our recovery. As your next Congresswoman, I will work to make the business climate in the 2nd District one that nurtures and supports the entrepreneurial spirit."
  • Supporting the Middle Class
Excerpt: "I will fight back against the Republicans’ assault on the middle class and work to protect the social safety net that was put in place to help hardworking families in tough times."
  • Protecting Seniors
Excerpt: "I will work to protect Social Security and Medicare so that our seniors have the support they’ve earned and deserve."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "I will work to create opportunities for residents and businesses in the 2nd District to participate in infrastructure projects in the district. It’s only right that our residents have a hand in projects that will help shape our future."
  • Women's Health
Excerpt: "I believe in a woman’s right to choose and in her right to make her own decisions about her body and her healthcare."
  • Constituent Services
Excerpt: "My door will always be open. And when I’m not in Washington, D.C. fighting for you, I’ll be traveling the District meeting with you, hearing your concerns and using them to inform the work I’ll do on your behalf."

Elections

2013

See also: Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013

Kelly won in the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 2nd District. The election was held to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr.. Kelly won the Democratic primary on February 26th, 2012 and won the general election.[2] The general election took place on April 9, 2013.[6]

Endorsements

  • Bobby Rush, current U.S. Representative, Illinois 1st congressional district:
"Robin Kelly is a woman of integrity and conviction, and President Obama, Congressman Davis and I need her as our partner in ending gun violence."[7]
  • Mike Quigley, current U.S. Representative, Illinois' 5th congressional district:
"Robin has proven herself to be a dedicated public servant and is the right person to represent Chicago and the Southland."[8]
  • Danny Davis, current U.S. Representative, Illinois' 7th congressional district:
"[Kelly is the right person] if we are going to stop the NRA in their tracks, and make our communities safe again."[7]
  • Jan Schakowsky, current U.S. Representative, Illinois' 9th congressional district:
"One of the reasons is the gun issue. [Kelly] has the view that we need to do some sensible violence prevention legislation."[9]

Democratic Primary

U.S. House, Illinois District 2 Special Democratic Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Kelly 53.3% 31,079
Debbie Halvorson 25.1% 14,650
Anthony Beale 11.1% 6,457
Joyce Washington 4.4% 2,563
Ernest Fenton 2.6% 1,545
Anthony Williams 1.1% 641
Mel Reynolds 0.8% 459
Clifford Eagleton 0.4% 207
Fatimah Muhammad 0.3% 194
Gregory Haynes 0.2% 144
Larry Pickens 0.2% 127
John Blyth 0.2% 104
Victor Jonathan 0.2% 91
Charles Rayburn 0.1% 74
Denise Anita Hill 0% 4
Total Votes 58,339
Source: Results via Illinois State Board of Elections

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kelly's reports.[10]

Robin Kelly (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]5/10/2013$126,156.09$55,191.19$(21,858.40)$160,488.88
July Quarterly[12]7/15/2013$92,302.08$60,302.34$(43,454.78)$109,149.64
Running totals
$115,493.53$(65,313.18)

Polls

2013

Illinois' 3rd Congressional District, Democratic primary
Poll Debbie Halvorson Toi HutchinsonRobin KellyNapoleon HarrisMel ReynoldsAnthony BealeOtherUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
GBA Strategies (January 3-7)
25%16%15%9%8%10%2%15%+/-4.4500
Normington-Petts (January 8-10)
16%12%8%7%7%5%5%40%+/-4.9400
AVERAGES 20.5% 14% 11.5% 8% 7.5% 7.5% 3.5% 27.5% +/-4.65 450
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

The website Open Congress, tracks whom from each party each member of Congress votes most and least often with.[13]

Kelly most often votes with:

Kelly least often votes with:

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Robin Kelly has voted with the Democratic Party 96.5% of the time, which ranked 18th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[14]

Personal

Kelly and her husband, Nathaniel, have two children.[15]

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Preceded by
Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D)
U.S. House Illinois District 2
2013–present
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