Kelly cruises in Democratic primary to face Bost in November

St. Clair County democrat

St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly easily won the Democratic primary for the 12 Congressional District,  taking 80 percent of the vote Tuesday night.

Kelly will now face Republican Mike Bost in the November general election.

The race is likely to get a lot of national attention and money coming into it as Democrats look to turn the district Blue.

Kelly is a popular state’s attorney and Bost has recently promoted his work with President Donald Trump on the proposed steel tariffs, an issue of importance to the district with steel mills in the region.