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Hutchinson exits race for Jackson’s US House seat

CHICAGO — State Senator Toi Hutchinson dropped out of the race Sunday for the US House seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., saying that her continued candidacy risked sowing divisions among her fellow Democrats.

Hutchinson’s exit follows several weeks of attacks from opponents, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York, over her past opposition to tougher gun restrictions, one of the campaign’s most pressing issues leading up to the Feb. 26 Democratic primary.

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