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Kelly Slams Hutchinson for ‘A’ Ratings by NRA: 2nd District Race

Candidate Robin Kelly says Sen. Toi Hutchinson is only in favor of a gun ban now because it’s politically convenient.

Second District congressional candidate Toi Hutchinson currently supports Obama’s gun ban, but she didn’t always feel that way, according to a Chicago Tribune report.

The Trib recently pulled an NRA questionnaire revealing multiple "A" ratings for Hutchinson, who opposed a gun ban in her 2010 election.

Hutchinson says the Sandy Hook shooting is what made her change her position on banning weapons, but candidate Robin Kelly isn’t buying it. Unlike Hutchinson, Kelly received an “F” rating by the NRA, an achievement she’s very proud of.

“The only thing that ‘changed’ for Toi Hutchinson is that she entered a race for Congress where her past support of the NRA’s agenda was no longer politically convenient,” Kelly said in a press release. “It’s clear now that we can’t trust Toi Hutchinson or Debbie Halvorson to protect our communities against gun violence because both were willing to stand with the NRA when we needed them most.”

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Doing_the_right_thing February 06, 2013 at 08:55 PM
Anytime a candidate "slams" another candidate for having a difference of opinion, it labels them as insecure with a low self-esteem regardless of the powerful team that supports them! Hasn't anyone learned that this type of behavior is the reason the majority of voters support their opponent? Can't we all just get along?
Pam February 06, 2013 at 09:05 PM
Candidate CHARLES RAYBURN has earned my VOTE.
BlackHawks Fan February 17, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Hutchinson to drop out of race!!! http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Hutchinson-Expected-to-Drop-Out-of-Race-to-Congress-191586391.html
Ben Feldheim February 17, 2013 at 03:45 PM
We just posted about it. More on this in a bit. http://homewood-flossmoor.patch.com/articles/toi-hutchinson-drops-out-of-2nd-district-race
BlackHawks Fan February 17, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Looks like they are going to put Kelly in now for sure!!!

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