Debbie Halvorson

An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Kelly: Money Didn’t Make The Difference In Election

Some say money bought her the race. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley crunched the numbers on how much each vote cost the candidate.

02/27/2013

Robin Kelly won the 2nd Congressional District Primary.

Kelly Wins Dem. Primary For Ex-Rep. Jackson Jr.’s Seat

Former Illinois legislator Robin Kelly captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., after a truncated campaign season where she got a boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super PAC.

02/26/2013

Sidewalks are cleared outside at Cicero polling place at  Woodbine School on Tuesday. (Credit: Mike Puccinelli/CBS 2)

Voters Braving Winter Weather On Election Day

Voter turnout is expected to be relatively low as voters in the 2nd Congressional District head to the polls in snowy conditions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

02/26/2013

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

2nd District Candidates Gearing Up For Election Day

There’s one last day of campaigning before Tuesday’s primary for the 2nd Congressional District special election.

02/25/2013

Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is running in the special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District. (Credit: CBS)

2nd District Candidates Make Final Push Before Election

It’s the final weekend of campaigning in the crowded 2nd Congressional Primary Election.

02/24/2013

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) talks to reporters on Dec. 8, 2011, about the sentencing of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich a day earlier. Blagojevich was convicted of trying to get $1.5 million in campaign cash from Jackson supporters in exchange for appointing Jackson to the U.S. Senate. Jackson has denied directing anyone to offer Blagojevich campaign cash. (Credit: CBS)

Guns Still The Main Issue In 2nd District Race

The final push is on to get votes in the 2nd congressional district race and candidate endorsements continue to rack up.

02/19/2013

Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is running in the special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District. (Credit: CBS)

Bloomberg Ads Loom Over 2nd District Debate

The primary election for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s 2nd Congressional District seat is next Tuesday and some of the candidates meet Monday for a debate.

02/18/2013

State Sen. Toi Hutchinson (Credit: Illinois General Assembly)

Hutchinson Dropping Out of 2nd District Race

One of the front runners to replace ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is leaving the race.

02/17/2013

Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is running in the special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District. (Credit: CBS)

Bloomberg Super PAC Ad Slams Halvorson’s Record On Guns

There’s a new, very high-profile, player in the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, who this week alone plans to spend more money than any of the 16 Democratic candidates has been able to raise.

CBS 2–01/30/2013

State Sen. Toi Hutchinson (left) and former State Rep. Robin Kelly (right) are running to replace U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress.

Preckwinkle Endorses Hutchinson Over Kelly For Jackson’s Seat

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Monday that she’s endorsing state Sen. Toi Hutchinson in the race to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. over her former staffer, state Rep. Robin Kelly.

01/28/2013

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

22 Candidates Enter Race For Jackson’s Empty Seat In Congress

As expected, there is a very crowded field of candidates vying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. Seventeen Democrats and five Republicans met Monday evening’s deadline to file nominating petitions to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat in the upcoming special election.

01/07/2013

State Sen. Toi Hutchinson (left) and former State Rep. Robin Kelly (right) are running to replace U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress.

Hutchinson, Kelly, Beale Join Race To Replace Jackson In Congress

Add three more names to the growing list of candidates running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District: Illinois State Sen. Toi Hutchinson (D-Olympia Fields), Chicago Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), and Robin Kelly — a top aide to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

11/29/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

Race To Replace Jackson Could Be ‘Wild, Wild West’

A crowded field could line up to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, once a special election is set up to fill his seat following his resignation on Wednesday.

CBS 2–11/21/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. celebrates his victory over Debbie Halvorson on Tuesday. (CBS)

Jackson Jr. Defeats Dem Rival Halvorson In 2nd District

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who faced his strongest challenge in years, defeated fellow Democrat Debbie Halvorson, in the 2nd Congressional District primary.

03/20/2012

Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney

Voters Head To Polls For Illinois Primary

Voters are heading to the polls Tuesday morning for an Illinois primary election that experts have said could be “defining” for the Republican presidential race.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

Former Illinois Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson (left) and Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (right) are running against each other in the 2012 Democratic primary in the 2nd District. (Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Halvorson Drags Robert Blagojevich Into Election Fight Against Jackson

With former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson far behind in the latest polls in her efforts to unseat Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Halvorson is asking for some help in bringing down Jackson.

WBBM Newsradio–03/13/2012

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois)

Jackson Jr. Wins Backing Of Dozens Of Ministers In Re-Election Fight

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was out doing something Monday morning that he hasn’t had to do in eight years – campaigning against a Democratic opponent in his bid for re-election.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2012

Former Illinois Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson (left) and Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (right) are running against each other in the 2012 Democratic primary in the 2nd District. (Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Halvorson Calls For Probe Of Peotone Airport Contractor

The democrat running against Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. wants an investigation of one of the financial supporters of the Peotone Airport.

WBBM Newsradio–02/19/2012

Former Illinois Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson (left) and Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (right) are running against each other in the 2012 Democratic primary in the 2nd District. (Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Jackson’s Re-Election Bid Vs. Halvorson Heating Up

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was facing a new obstacle in his fight to retain his seat in Congress amid his toughest primary challenge yet.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Former Illinois Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson (left) and Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (right) are running against each other in the 2012 Democratic primary in the 2nd District. (Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Not Ready To Endorse Either Jackson Or Halvorson

Congressman Jesse Jackson has received a most graceful let down from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who said Tuesday he has not yet made an endorsement in the 2nd District race against former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson.

01/17/2012

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