Preckwinkle Endorses Hutchinson Over Former Staffer Kelly: 2nd District Election
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle gave a simple explanation for her surprising endorsement.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is endorsing State Sen. Toi Hutchinson in the 2nd Congressional District election, CBS Chicago reports.
Preckwinkle chose Hutchinson over Robin Kelly, who was her chief administrative officer for two years. Preckwinkle said Hutchinson is in prime position to win the Feb. 26 primary election, mainly because her legislative district is in the 2nd Congressional District.
The board president said she has no problems with Kelly, but went with Hutchinson because she believes the state senator is the "strongest candidate."
“There are lots of qualified people in this race but I felt it was important to make a choice and Toi Hutchinson will be the strongest candidate,” Preckwinkle told The Associated Press.
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