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NRA ally Debbie Halvorson could win Jesse Jackson Jr.ís Chicago seat
politico.com ^ | 27 January, 2013 | ALEX ISENSTADT

Posted on 01/27/2013 7:13:39 PM PST by marktwain

A white ex-congresswoman with an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association is the front-runner to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in a majority-black Chicagoland district with inner-city neighborhoods wracked by gun violence.

At first glance, Debbie Halvorson should have no business winning the Feb. 26 special election. The former Democratic congresswoman was crushed by Jackson in a primary last year. She’s a white Democrat seeking to represent a district in which 54 percent of voters are African-American

And she’s an unapologetic Second Amendment backer — with endorsements from the NRA in two of her previous congressional campaigns — despite an outpouring of concern among voters and her campaign rivals about gun violence.

Yet there’s reason to think Halvorson could eke out a win. She is a known entity in much of the district thanks to her time in Congress and earlier rise to state Senate majority leader — the first woman to hold the post. Sixteen other candidates are vying for the Democratic nod, and all of her formidable competitors are African-American. That creates a possibility that the black vote will splinter, opening a path for Halvorson.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; guncontrol; halvorson; il; secondamendment
Is anyone else appalled at the raw racism in this article? I mean, the very idea that a white woman could represent black people!!! How dare she!!!!

A very strange article, but positive in some ways. I might even throw a buck or two at Debbie Halvorson, and let her know I appreciate her pro Second Amendment stance...

1 posted on 01/27/2013 7:13:47 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Will Milwaukee county sheriff Clark come in and campaign for her ?


2 posted on 01/27/2013 7:21:27 PM PST by mosesdapoet (.Should this former Chicago "Mechanic" go out of retirement ?)
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To: marktwain

Yes—like you, I found this article to be very racist.

We certainly did not learn much about her politics, or where she stands on other important issues.


3 posted on 01/27/2013 7:37:58 PM PST by basil (basil)
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To: marktwain

Yes—like you, I found this article to be very racist.

We certainly did not learn much about her politics, or where she stands on other important issues.


4 posted on 01/27/2013 7:38:37 PM PST by basil (basil)
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To: basil

Well that was redundant...


5 posted on 01/27/2013 7:45:29 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: marktwain

I’m tired of these race hustlers and their industry.

We should be so past this to the point our color blindness should disqualify us from getting a pilot’s license.

I’m gonna sit on this a day or two but, I may contribute to her if only to blunt the idiocy of the implied premise for this article and to get a reasoned voice on the 2A.


6 posted on 01/27/2013 8:00:30 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: marktwain

Halvorson’s not a race-hustler: she’s a gender-hustler. And she’s dumb as a post.


7 posted on 01/27/2013 8:28:41 PM PST by CivilWarguy
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To: marktwain

If she is truly pro-2nd amendment...good for her...however, as far as the suggestion of sending dollars her way...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-CQA8MmrEM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuCaKNcFy-k


8 posted on 01/27/2013 8:37:50 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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Please, please do not send that dumb as a box of rocks woman a penny. She used to be the rep for our area, she is not to be trusted for a second. Her love of dem talking points is unconditional and she would not go against them for anything in this world.


9 posted on 01/27/2013 8:48:10 PM PST by Ann de IL
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If it she looks like she will get the seat I bet something will happen to her it's Chicago after all.
10 posted on 01/27/2013 9:20:42 PM PST by funfan
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To: marktwain

She’s a Democrat. Don’t be duped. I’m sure she has problems with other parts of the constitution and that is just as bad as being against the 2A.


11 posted on 01/27/2013 10:02:30 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: marktwain; Vendome

NRA ratings aren’t worth a crap.

Kirsten Gillibrand (D) NY was rated “A” by the NRA. Now she stands right next to 0bama & Schumer who want to disarm us.

Save you money and buy ammo.


12 posted on 01/28/2013 4:50:29 AM PST by panaxanax
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What difference now does it make? “Controversies” like this never fed a hungry child. /s/


13 posted on 01/28/2013 5:53:00 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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