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December 9, 2015

Bobby Rush, Robin Kelly Brush Off Filing Challenges

(Scott J. Ferrell/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(Scott J. Ferrell/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Illinois Democrats Bobby L. Rush, Robin Kelly and Danny K. Davis are all facing questions about their nomination petition filings, a procedural hurdle one campaign attorney characterized as “a cheap ploy to drum up free press for the challengers.”

The deadline to challenge the supporting signatures collected by congressional campaigns expired Monday. According to the Illinois State Board of Elections, Reps. Rush and Davis garnered two objections each, while Kelly was dealt just one.

Kelly campaign advisor Keiana Barrett told Roll Call the text of the complaint repeatedly referenced non-existent appendices.

“There’s nothing for us to respond to,” she said of the incomplete filing the campaign’s lawyers Wednesday sought to have dismissed. Full story

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