Robin Kelly gains President Obama's endorsement

Robin Kelly is seen in this file image.

April 2, 2013 2:46:30 PM PDT
Second Congressional District candidate Robin Kelly has officially gained the support of President Barack Obama.

The president endorsed Kelly for the seat left vacant by Jesse Jackson Jr.

Obama hailed Kelly as a "tireless champion" for issues like health care and gun violence.

The president worked with Kelly during his time in the Illinois legislature.

Election Day is Tuesday, April 9.

Kelly is running against Republican candidate Paul McKinley and Green candidate LeAlan Jones.