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STEGER, Ill. (AP) - Jobs, gun violence and ethics are on voters' minds as they go to the polls to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

Mary Jo Higgins of south suburban Steger says she voted for former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson in Tuesday's special primary because she believes Halvorson is "the only Democrat who believes in the Second Amendment."

Lela White of Chicago says she voted for Alderman Anthony Beale because he's worked to clean up the neighborhood and is "trying to stop the gangs."

Country Club Hills minister Rosemary Gage voted for former state Rep. Robin Kelly because she says Kelly is "standing with (President Barack Obama) and trying to get rid of guns."

Beale, Halvorson and Kelly are the front runners in the Democratic primary for the 2nd Congressional District.

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