Hours after congressional candidate Robin Kelly launched a salvo at her opponents in the debate over gun control, one of her opponents -- and onetime good friends -- fired back.
Candidate Toi Hutchinson took Kelly to task for "attacks" on Hutchinson's record. Kelly needled Hutchinson for having a 92 percent rating from the NRA then celebrated her own "F" grade.
"Robin Kelly's attacks are disappointing attempts to score political points," said Hutchinson. "Robin not only endorsed me in my re-election last year but even contributed money to my campaign. I have had hundreds of conversations with her and not once has she told me that she disagrees with my position on gun safety. She knows that as a mother of three teenagers I am deeply committed to keeping them and their peers safe."
Hutchinson, Kelly and Debbie Halvorson are unique in that they are all friends but are competing together for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s vacated seat.
On the day she publicly announced, Halvorson said there was going to be a "family fight" but that they would all make up in the end.