>>Hutchinson Drops Out Of Congressional Race

(Chicago, IL)  --  Robin Kelly gets a big boost in the race to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Junior.  Toi Hutchinson dropped out of the race yesterday and endorsed Kelly.  Hutchinson was considered a front-runner but says she doesn't want to create a rift within the Democratic party.  Hutchinson will continue to serve in the State Senate. 

MEANWHILE -- Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson believes her chances of winning the Democratic nomination have been given a shot in the arm. Halvorson said she can woo those who had supported Hutchinson and keep the votes from going to Kelly.

Halvorson also questions Hutchinson’s sudden withdrawal and questioned what was behind the decision.

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