Feb 27 2013

Three Third Party Candidates Running In Special Congressional Election in Illinois

Source: Independent Political Report

On February 26th, the Democratic and Republican primaries for the special congressional election to replace disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. were held. Robin Kelly won the Democratic primary with 51% of the vote, while Republican Paul McKinley held a 23 vote lead in a race still uncalled. The district is heavily black and Democratic, and the Democratic nominee is all but assured of victory in the general election.

However, three third party candidates have also entered the fray. All three hold left-wing views, and could potentially cut in to Robin Kelly’s support.

LeAlan Jones – the Green Party candidate. Jones is a football coach and journalist who produced award winning radio broadcast for NPR chronicling his life as a young boy in some of the city’s worst ghettos.

Continue reading at Independent Political Report.

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