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Debbie Halvorson Moved Ahead of Robin Kelly in Polls: 2nd District Race

Despite a slew of recent endorsements for Kelly and a major dropout, Halvorson moved ahead of the former state representative going into the weekend.

Poll results, released Friday, put Debbie Havorson at the top of the Democrats going into the 2nd District special primary election, according to the Daily-Journal.

The poll used 500 voters likely to cast a ballot in the Feb. 26 election, and showed the former congressman now leads with 21 percent of the vote. Robin Kelly is second in line with 17 percent. 

Halvorson talked about the results in a prepared statement, implying that they are not all that surprising and that they only confirm "what other polls — outside the Robin Kelly campaign — have indicated." 

Victory Research conducted the poll, from Feb. 17 through Feb. 19, for WCKG AM Radio. 

The results of the Feb. 26 primary election will reveal which Democrat and which Republican will appear on the general election ballot. 

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Arthur W. Wiggins Jr. February 26, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Fatimah Muhammad First we are not African Americans, to hold onto such nomenclature is disingenuous. I know three African American people, one of them is Caucasian. We are Black Americans. There is a large amount of different ethnicity that run through the blood of Black Americans. For any Black American to grasp hold to calling themselves African American while simultaneously ignoring their Caucasian, Native American, Portuguese, French, Spanish, and Hispanic (or any combination of the aforementioned) blood shows ignorance of not only history but also of self. Fortunately DNA testing can allow us to determine exactly what make us who we are. I wish many would do such testing so they can stop calling themselves something they are not. As far as I am concerned I am a Black man from the clan of the United States of America, born in the Land of Lincoln, and of the Chicago tribe next to the great lake of Michigan. as far as reparations are concerned, I am the great great grand son of slaves, I was born in a time that was highly contested racial divides... yet none of that means a thing to me. If a politically correct backwards congress granted me such monies I WOULD TAKE IT while cursing them for being so passive and ignorant. Last Black Americans as far as I am concerned need representation that seeks to eliminate mandatory minimums, and increase funding ( grants) for education.
Dinkum February 26, 2013 at 09:26 PM
I see your point AWW. Well stated. And, as of today, we don't have to worry about the "Negro" label as the Census Bureau has decided to leave it off it's future surveys. It was only on for about 100 years. What a relief. What progress. Way to go Uncle Sam.
WA Mama February 27, 2013 at 01:48 PM
Sorry, Daily-Journal. It seems that poll must have been taken by her mother.
Winston Wolf February 27, 2013 at 02:17 PM
Slightly off, "Victory Research".
James Bond February 27, 2013 at 02:39 PM
They were only off by like 53 percent Winston, Marginal Error Right.

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