NEW YORK CITY NY – The following is Mayor Michael Bloomberg's statement on the special election in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District. The Democratic primary candidate Bloomberg supported with his Super PAC, Robin Kelly won with 57% of the vote:
"This is an important victory for common sense leadership on gun violence, a problem that plagues the whole nation. And it's the latest sign that voters across the country are demanding change from their representatives in Washington -- not business as usual. As Congress considers the President's gun package, voters in Illinois have sent a clear message: we need common sense gun legislation now. Now it's up to Washington to act."