Robin Kelly Gets Serious About Run Against RINO Mark Kirk


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According to Roll Call, Illinois Congresswoman Robin Kelly met with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee about a possible U.S. Senate bid against Mark Kirk, who is considered the most vulnerable senator in 2016.

If Kelly, who is black, enters the race, she’d face a primary against fellow Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who entered the race a month ago. Democrats say Duckworth, who is disabled, offers a real challenge to Kirk, who is also disabled after a stroke in 2012.

Pro-abortion PAC EMILY’s List, backed Duckworth on Thursday, despite Kirk being outspokenly pro-abortion as well.

Kirk won the Senate seat in 2010 against a weak Democratic opponent. With 2016 being a presidential election year, Democrat voter turnout is expected to be strong, and Kirk’s only hope seems to be a run against another weak Democrat who is damaged in a divisive primary.

Given that the Democrats have already avoided bids from Congresspeople Cheri Bustos and Bill Foster, it is unlikely the political chips will fall in Kirk’s favor.

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