Paul McKinley Wins Republican Nomination for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Vacated Seat

McKinley faces an uphill climb in a district long dominated by Democrats.

Paul McKinley will be the Republican candidate on the ballot for the April 9 general election to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

McKinley had just under 1,000 votes as of Feb. 27, 1:30 a.m., most of which came from South Suburban Cook County and Chicago. 

Heavy snowfall throughout Election Day helped to keep voter turnout in the mid-teens, while the candidates made their way to several polling locations in the 2nd District.

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Dinkum February 27, 2013 at 04:41 PM
Good news, bad news for PM. Good news, you won! Bad news, by 23 votes. Good news, you won! Bad news, didn't get 1000 votes total. Good news, you won! (oh, I got that one already) Bad news, you won't win again. So, unless you discover Kelly has used campaign funds to stuff an elk head or buy a Michael Jackson fedora, just smile for the camera and get that concession speech ready.
Pam February 27, 2013 at 05:27 PM
Congratulations candidate Paul McKinney and candidate Eric Wallace. As you both know, Team RAYBURN is not a republican organization; however, as we pointed out to both of you, we can work with you to make things happen that we are on the same page with. YOU HAVE OUR NUMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (more to come)
Sherrie Wilks March 08, 2013 at 02:49 AM
Go for it we need somebody that can do the job , not the same old machine so get out there and be heard so you can win !!!!!!!


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