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Wed Mar 3, 2021, 04:43 AM

'Inclusive' or 'impractical?' Limits on Kelly's role in fundraising at issue in race to lead state

‘Inclusive’ or ‘impractical?’ Limits on Kelly’s role in fundraising at issue in race to lead state Democratic Party


The race for the reins of the Democratic Party of Illinois heated up on Monday with the release of a legal opinion contending that U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly may be ineligible to serve in the top state party post.

The congresswoman’s team called that “suggestion” both “false and offensive.”

Kelly released her own legal opinion conceding that, as a federal elected official, she would be barred from raising or spending money for state or local campaigns, something the Matteson Democrat suggested would empower other party leaders.

“I will not only make sure we follow the letter of the law, but have an inclusive, team-approach to all decisions that involve the party’s finances,” she said in a statement.

“This is something that’s at the core of how I plan to lead our party.”

Read more: https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/3/1/22307793/robin-kelly-michelle-harris-illinois-democratic-party-chair-madigan-yarbrough

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