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In this Dec. 15, 2012 file photo, former state Rep. Robin Kelly speaks during a candidate presentation at the 2nd Congressional District Slating Meeting in South Holland, Ill. The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. heated up Monday, Jan. 28, when Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle endorsed state Sen. Toi Hutchinson over Kelly, her onetime aide. It's the most high-profile endorsement so far in the Feb. 26 primary, though it's unclear how the nod from the Chicago Democrat will influence voters in the heavily Democratic district that includes city neighborhoods, south suburbs and rural areas. AP Photo

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