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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Cook County chief administrative officer, 2011-12; Democratic nominee for Ill. treasurer, 2010; Ill. House, 2003-07; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: April 30, 1956; Manhattan, N.Y.
Residence: Matteson
Religion: Non-denominational Christian
Family: Husband, Nathaniel Horn; two children
Education: Bradley U., B.A. 1978; Bradley U., M.A. 1982; Northern Illinois U., Ph.D. 2004
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2013 (1st full term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade; Western Hemisphere); Oversight & Government Reform (Information Technology - Ranking Member; National Security)

Election History
2014generalRobin Kelly (D) 160,33778.5
Eric Wallace (R) 43,79921.5
2013specialRobin Kelly (D) 58,83470.7
Paul McKinley (R) 18,38722.1
Elizabeth Pahlke (I) 2,5253.0
LeAlan Jones (GREEN) 1,5311.8
Marcus Lewis (I) 1,3591.6
Curtiss Bey (I) 5480.7
Steve Piekarczyk (WRI) 90.0
Roll Call Vitals


Illinois is 16th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.