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Gov. J.B. Pritzker solidifies party control with election of state Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez as state Democratic chair

State Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez was unanimously elected to lead the state Democratic Party on Saturday, a day after U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly dropped her bid for a full four-year term. The vote by the Illinois Democratic State Central Committee at a plumbers union hall in Springfield took place quickly, but followed weeks of intense lobbying of the 34-member panel by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, ...
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U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly drops bid for reelection as state Democratic chair, clearing way for Pritzker’s candidate, state Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly dropped her bid Friday to continue as chair of the Illinois Democratic Party amid an intense pressure campaign from Gov. J.B. Pritzker, clearing the way for his choice, state Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez, to win election to the post. Kelly, a five-term congresswoman from Matteson, announced she was withdrawing from the contest just hours after four Latino members of the ...
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