Robin Kelly announces bid for 2nd District seat

Former state Rep. and Chief Administrative Officer for Cook County Robin Kelly will run for the vacant 2nd Congressional District seat, she announced this afternoon.
“I’ve spent my life getting the results 2nd District families deserve,” said Kelly in a press release.
Kelly was elected state representative of the 38th District in 2002 and served until 2007. She was chief of staff for former Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias from 2007 to 2010.
The congressional seat was held by Jesse Jackson Jr. for several terms until he recently resigned, citing treatment for depression.