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Robin Kelly's 2nd District House Campaign Team

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WASHINGTON---Robin Kelly, running to replace now former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has put together a campaign team with a lot of experience running Illinois congressional races.

The field for the special primary election in the 2nd congressional district of Illinois is still taking shape. District Democratic bosses did not slate anyone because no contender could muster enough votes for slating. Whoever is the victor in the February Democratic primary will win the seat in the district so heavily Democratic Jackson easily won re-election even after disappearing last June.


CALLING ALL SECOND DISTRICT CANDIDATES: Send in your staff and consultant team and we'll be glad to post your vitals.

Team Kelly:

Jon Blair, Campaign Manager

Adelstein | Liston (Eric Adelstein, Ann Liston, Kory Kozolsky), Media

GBA Strategies (Jason McGrath), Polling

Mission Control (Adnaan Muslim/Mark Bergman), Mail

Spiros Consulting (Edward Chapman), Research

for more details on the group, click below


below, release from Kelly..



Robin Kelly Announces Campaign Team

Chicago, Il--- Robin Kelly today announced her senior strategic campaign team. The team has a strong record of winning tough races in Chicago and around the country.

"I am honored to have such a strong team to help me as we take our message to the people of the Second District," Kelly said. "All over this district hardworking men and women are living paycheck-to-paycheck, struggling to make ends meet and build a better future for their kids. They deserve a strong voice and a helping hand. I am proud to have this team behind me as I work to earn their vote."

The team includes:

Jon Blair, Campaign Manager
Jon Blair is a veteran campaign manager of state and federal races across the country. Jon has successfully guided federal and statewide candidates through large field primaries, including then Congressional candidate, Senator-elect Martin Heinrich.

Adelstein | Liston (Eric Adelstein, Ann Liston, Kory Kozolsky), Media
Adelstein | Liston is an award-winning media and strategic communications consulting firm, founded and run by Eric Adelstein and Ann Liston. Along with serving on the senior strategy team for President Obama's re-election, Adelstein | Liston has helped elect 10 U.S. Senators, 25 members of Congress, 12 statewide office holders, and over 100 state and local elected officials. Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, the firm represents electoral clients across the country from city council to President of the United States and virtually every office in between.

GBA Strategies (Jason McGrath), Polling
Jason McGrath is a national pollster and consultant based in Chicago. Jason was part of the polling team for Mayor Emanuel's 2011 campaign. His clients in Illinois include the Chicago Federation of Labor, Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis, Congressman-elect Bill Enyart, and Congresswoman-elect Cheri Bustos.

Mission Control (Adnaan Muslim/Mark Bergman), Mail
Mission Control is one of the premier Democratic mail firms in the country. Recently, they served as a lead strategist on Congressman-elect Brad Schneider's upset win in Il-10. They have also elected seven US Senators, four Governors, and dozens of members of Congress across the country including former Congresswoman Melissa Bean. The firm has also worked for the Chicago Federation of Labor, SEIU Illinois State Council and elected Alderman across Chicago.

Spiros Consulting (Edward Chapman), Research
Started in 2007, Spiros Consulting conducts opposition research, policy work, and general consulting for Democratic candidates and interest groups across the country. They have worked in thirty states on races for Governor, the Senate, Congress, Attorney General, Mayor, and numerous independent expenditures, including on one of Politico's "Top 10 political upsets of 2008" and the Washington Post's "honorable mention" winner for "best gubernatorial campaign."


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