Paul McKinley hangs onto lead to challenge Bloomberg-Chicago Machine candidate in #IL02 general election
It looks like Paul McKinley, who Legal Insurrection has been writing about for months, will pull out a victory in the Republican primary in the 2nd Congressional District in Illinois, for the seat vacated by Jesse Jackson, Jr.
The Democratic nominee is Robin Kelly, the insider Chicago political machine candidate who won after Michael Bloomberg’s SuperPAC spent over $2 million bashing other Democrats as part of Bloomberg’s anti-2nd Amendment crusade.
In a race for which there was very low turnout as all the media attention was on the Democrats, McKinley holds onto a 23 vote lead with 99.6% of precincts reporting. One local newspaper has called the race for McKinley, but the major Chicago newspapers still call it too close to call.
We will have much more when the results are final and confirmed.