Former Illinois state Rep. Robin Kelly, leading in fundraising and her internal polling, released a television ad Thursday highlighting her efforts to prevent gun violence -- an issue that has become central in the race to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.
The ad doesn't mention her Democratic opponents in the special election, but Kelly has sought to draw contrasts with former Rep. Debbie Halvorson and state Sen. Toi Hutchinson for their current and past agreement with positions supported by the National Rifle Association.
"In Congress, Kelly will keep taking on the NRA," the ad says, "fighting to ban assault weapons and outlaw high capacity ammunition clips."
Halvorson also has come under fire from the PAC run by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but she told Hotline On Call this week that voters would reject an outsider "trying to buy an election."
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