Congresswoman Robin Kelly talks with AD Quig about Democratic leadership – Crain’s Chicago Business

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Welcome to Day 2 of Juice, your daily take on power and politics from Crain’s Chicago Business.

On Tuesdays, Juice features a new Crain’s podcast, “A.D. Q&A,” an in-depth conversation between Crain’s government reporter A.D. Quig and a newsmaker who’s at the center of the political action in Chicago and beyond.

For the debut edition, A.D. visits with Congresswoman Robin Kelly, who represents Illinois 2nd District and, since March, has been head of the Democratic Party of Illinois. She discusses how her leadership of the party will look different than that of her predecessor, Mike Madigan. She also makes some insightful predictions about President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda in the 2022 elections, and expresses her hopes for new congressional maps. 

But Kelly’s ascendence to chairing the state’s party isn’t without conflict. She narrowly won the race earlier this year with many Democratic power players concerned about legal barriers to her leadership—including Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The governor still hasn’t committed to giving some of his fortune to the party, she says. If for no other reason, listen to Kelly’s characterization of their relationship all these months later.

Listen to A.D.’s conversation with Robin Kelly here.

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October 19, 2021 at 06:13PM

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