The Illinois State Council of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) endorsed Robin Kelly for Congress today in the second district's special election. SEIU claims to represents over 16,000 workers in the second Congressional district and said it will be encouraging voters to support Robin Kelly for the special election on Tuesday, Feb. 26th.
Tom Balanoff, President of the SEIU Illinois State Council said, "We are proud to endorse Robin Kelly for Congress today." April Verrett, Executive Vice President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, said: "Robin Kelly shares our values."
Last week SEIU released a negative radio ad opposing Debbie Halvorson. According to SEIU, Halvorson voted against extending taxpayer-funded unemployment benefits and was too bipartisan in voting with Congressional Republicans 88 times.