Since we last endorsed Robin Kelly two years ago, she has worked to lower the prices of prescription drugs, reduce gun violence and build job-creating links between community colleges and businesses.
Kelly was a leader in passing the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, which closed a loophole that allowed guns to be sold without background checks at gun shows.
We endorse Kelly. She is opposed by Marcus Lewis, a minister and former mail carrier.
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