Rick Springfield -- Jessie's Girl
Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM PT (jeffmd): IL-02: Big news out of IL-02, both the Tribune and the Sun-Times are confirming that state Sen. Toi Hutchinson is dropping out of the special election, which seriously upends the primary with just 9 days to go.
Hutchinson probably occupied an ideological space somewhere near that of Robin Kelly (and further from Debbie Halvorson). Hutchinson is expected to back Kelly, but even if she didn't do so explicitly, it's rather hard to imagine many Hutchinson voters who had Halvorson as a second choice (even setting aside the gun issue). More updates as we get them.