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Debbie Halvorson

Michael Bloomberg Wants to Buy Your Vote

Jay Pinho | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Jay Pinho

The House of Representatives will soon boast a new addition to its pro-gun control caucus, but the journey required to achieve this end has further demonstrated the futility of an existing campaign finance framework already on life support.

Paul Blumenthal

Bloomberg Spends Big In Illinois Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg won a major fight in his push to pass gun-control legislation on Tuesday as the candidate that his...

A Gun Safety Victory

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Normally a Democratic Congressional primary would attract little national attention. But the contest Tuesday in Illinois' Second Congressional District pitted two political giants against each other: the National Rifle Association and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Robin Kelly Wins Dem Primary In Race To Replace Jackson Jr.

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 04.28.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Illinois legislator Robin Kelly captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse ...

Halvorson Leads Latest Poll In Race To Replace Jackson Jr.

Posted 02.25.2013 | Chicago

As the crowded field of candidates for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat in Congress headed out for one last day of campaigning ahead of Tuesday's primary in I...

Bloomberg Defends Anti-Gun Super PAC Ads In Illinois Election

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.20.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg waded deeper Tuesday into the Chicago-area election to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., defendi...

Dem Bows Out Of Contentious Race Amid Gun Debate

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A well-known Illinois state senator dropped her bid Sunday for the U.S. House seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., narrowing the field a...

Paul Blumenthal

Michael Bloomberg Spent Over $1 Million On This 2013 Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Through his super PAC, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent twice as much in the special election for Illinois' 2nd Congressional ...

Bloomberg-Backed Super PAC Goes On Offense Against Pro-Gun Illinois Candidate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

A super PAC backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is going on offense against a Democratic Illinois special election candidate over her A+ r...

Pro-Gun Candidate Distances Self From NRA

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.), a onetime close ally of the National Rifle Association, is backing away from the controversial gun group, accor...

Bloomberg's Super PAC Goes After Pro-Gun Democrat

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

A super PAC funded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has weighed in on Illinois' Democratic primary to replace retired Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. with a...

Candidates Line Up On Deadline Day In Race To Replace Jackson Jr.

Posted 01.07.2013 | Chicago

Updated story After weeks of speculation and rumors, the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress narrowed Monday. On the final day candida...

Dem Leaders Fail To Endorse Candidate In Jackson Jr. Race

AP | JASON KEYSER and SARA BURNETT | Posted 02.15.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — With one of the front-runners for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s congressional seat facing felony gun charges, Chicago-area Demo...

(Once Again) Hillary Clinton Teaches Us How to Run the Political Table (Are You Listening, Susan Rice?)

Rebecca Sive | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

In 2012, political women everywhere "suited up;" joined the game; stepped-up to bat; and hit the ball out of the park. We are now in the major political leagues. Wherever it is, we are in the political room. We are at the table in the room. Now, the question is: how to run that table?

Gov. Quinn Sets Date For Election To Replace Jackson Jr.

Posted 11.26.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Democratic former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson is going to make another try at returning to Congress by running in the special election...

Jackson Wins Primary, Fends Off Halvorson's Challenge

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) jumped out to an early lead over his 2nd Congressional District primary challenger Debbie Halvorson and never loo...

Illinois Primary Decides Fate Of 2 Veteran Congressmen

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.20.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo, a 10-term Illinois Republican, lost a heated primary battle on Tuesday, as U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson easily won ...

Primary Election Guide: Key Races To Watch

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

With the Illinois primary election Tuesday, much attention has focused on the GOP presidential candidates' jockeying for the support of the state's pr...

WATCH: Jackson Ad Blasts Halvorson's Record On Gun Control

Posted 03.09.2012 | Chicago

A new ad released by the campaign to re-elect U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. targets his 2nd Congressional District primary opponent's position on gun co...

WATCH: Pelosi Endorses Jackson Jr.'s Re-election Bid In Chicago

Posted 03.05.2012 | Chicago

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi came to Chicago this weekend to endorse U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s re-election bid. Speaking alongside Rev....

Jackson Opponent Says He's 'Lying' About Obama Ties

Posted 03.02.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.)'s primary challenger Debbie Halvorson on Tuesday accused her opponent of "lying" in a new campaign radio ad which...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Supporter: Satanic Forces Want Congressman Defeated

Posted 02.24.2012 | Chicago

As U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. fights to keep his seat in Illinois' 2nd District, his supporters have expressed willingness to take on any opposition-...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Faces His First Democratic Challenge

AP | By SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 02.03.2012 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- The former congresswoman and one-time Mary Kay saleswoman dashed up to the pulpit of the black megachurch and offered stories of growing up...

Saving WIC and Protecting Struggling Families

Debbie Halvorson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Chicago
Debbie Halvorson

The Super Committee's failure to come up with a plan to cut the deficit will be devastating for low-income pregnant women, infants and children.

Why Does the Democratic Party Continue to Work Against the 99%?

Pearl Korn | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Who are these people that we've sent to Washington to represent us? Do they live in this country? Do they see the same news reports, pass the same shuttered businesses, hear the same desperate stories from their friends and family? One has to wonder.