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Democrat Robin Kelly wins special Illinois
House election, but what about prison?

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 4/10/2013 9:11:08 AM

Despite the endorsement of President Obama, Robin Kelly easily won election Tuesday night in a special House election to represent Illinois´ troubled Second Congressional District. The sprawling urban-suburban district, containing Chicago´s ugly South Side, was formerly represented by Jesse Jackson Jr., who like a number of Illinois politicians will be residing in a federal penitentiary for a while. In fact, the last three incumbents of the Second District´s seat have moved on to prison cells, as have some recent governors. But that’s probably coincidence.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 4/10/2013 9:48:37 AM     (No. 9268315)

Predict: South Side will stay South Side and Kelly will get rich.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lakerman1, 4/10/2013 11:37:01 AM     (No. 9268557)

In that classic 1970s tv show, Bob Newhart played the part of Dr. BoHartley, a Chicago psychologist. Dr. Hartley took on the task of counseling a small group of prisoners to help them adjust to the outside world after release from an Illinois prison.
And one of the tasks involved was the search for employment.
One of the members of the group, at a therapy session, announced that he had made an employment decision. "I´m going to run for alderman, and I will win by 85 votes."

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