Kelly Calls on Opponents to Release NRA Questionnaires: 2nd District Election
The 2nd District race is heating up as one candidate is calling on State Sen. Toi Hutchinson and former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson to release questionnaires from previous elections.
Robin Kelly has called on former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson and State Sen. Toi Hutchinson to release National Rifle Association questionnaires they filled out in past elections, according to a press release from Kelly's campaign.
“I am calling on my opponents to release their previous NRA questionnaires so that the people of the 2nd Congressional District know what promises they have made to the NRA, and how they earned their ‘A’ ratings,” Robin Kelly said in the release. “I earned a lifetime ‘F’ rating from the NRA and I could not be more proud of that fact. The voters deserve to know how Toi and Debbie both earned ‘A’s’ from the pro-gun lobby, which is notoriously known for only issuing ‘A’s’ to its very strongest supporters."
Kelly's campaign touts her as the only candidate in the race to earned an ‘F’ rating with the NRA and criticizes Halvorson and Hutchinson for not releasing "the candidate questionnaires that earned them high ratings from the pro-gun group."
Halvorson and Hutchinson have yet to respond to Kelly's public request, but Hutchinson says she supports President Barack Obama on gun safety, stating on her campaign Website, she is "the only candidate in this race that has taken real steps to get military style weapons and high capacity clips off the streets by cosponsoring legislation in Springfield."
In a candidate forum on Sunday, Halvorson said she is in support of improving upon existing gun laws rather than creating new ones.
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