Thanks for checking out this web extra from host Jim Niedelman’s conversation with Republican candidate for Congress in Illinois Esther Joy King.

We had to cut the end of our first half of our conversation for time purposes on 4 the Record. There was a lot of back-and-forth, and so we want to show you that part again here, completely unedited.

 King hopes the second time is the charm with that campaign experience under her belt. She’s definitely the favorite to win the Republican primary.

“I believe my job is to work for the people of the Illinois 17th,” she said. “When I am talking with people in Illinois 17th, they’re talking about the Biden administration and how it’s hurting our lives right now.”

Hear what else King has to say in the video.

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