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« on: March 21, 2018, 10:03:14 pm »
« edited: May 17, 2019, 08:14:09 am by Mr. Illini »

Former Chicago Police Superintendent McCarthy will challenge his former boss Rahm Emanuel in 2019

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/ex-top-cop-garry-mccarthy-officially-jumps-into-race-against-mayor-rahm-emanuel/  
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 10:06:22 pm »

Endorsed!!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 10:23:28 pm »

Will there be anyone non-terrible running?

And btw, who exactly votes for Rahm? Like no one likes him.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018, 10:44:02 pm »

Will there be anyone non-terrible running?

And btw, who exactly votes for Rahm? Like no one likes him.

Maybe Michelle Obama runs?
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018, 10:47:59 pm »

Will there be anyone non-terrible running?

And btw, who exactly votes for Rahm? Like no one likes him.

Maybe Michelle Obama runs?
She's the last person who'd run for mayor of Chicago.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 10:54:09 pm »

Ummmmm..... hopefully someone who doesn't toil in covering up state-sanctioned murders enters soon.
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2018, 07:36:11 am »

Will there be anyone non-terrible running?

And btw, who exactly votes for Rahm? Like no one likes him.

Last time, he won all predominately white areas of the city by large margins and also won pretty much all predominately black areas of the city by smaller margins. We'll see how it plays out this time.

As for a non-terrible, I'd love it if Pawar won, but there haven't been many rumblings. Brudget Gainer is also considering a run, and I would definitely support her. Same with Lori Lightfoot.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2018, 08:16:58 am »

Pawar, Rosa, Preckwinkle if she wants it, Lewis if she's up to it.

Paul Vallas is also running, but he's firmly in the terrible camp.
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2018, 08:39:03 am »

No One Man Should Have All That Pawar.

^^^^

This is 1) a good pun and 2) clearly what Pawar exited the Gov race for
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2018, 09:16:30 am »

It's on

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rahm-emanuel-garry-mccarthy-video-20180322-story.html
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2018, 05:05:02 pm »

Will there be anyone non-terrible running?

And btw, who exactly votes for Rahm? Like no one likes him.
Machine voters? but i cant see why anyone would support him for a third term.
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2018, 06:38:39 pm »

Chicago democrats always end up voting as they're told, Emanuel will win easily
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2018, 06:43:50 pm »

Literally even Obama would lose to Rahm Machineuel.
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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2018, 06:47:26 pm »

Literally even Obama would lose to Rahm Machineuel.

Rahm isn't even that machine.  City workers were some of his worst people in the last election.
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« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2018, 05:21:46 pm »

McCarthy is, bizarrely, trying to tack left -- promising to reverse school closings by redistributing funding away from the North Side, showing up at the March for Our Lives, talking about creating a more progressive tax structure.
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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2018, 05:13:06 pm »

I read a few things about Chicago's political machine - is it still that strong? How it relates to Emanuel as of 2018?
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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2018, 10:09:13 pm »

I read a few things about Chicago's political machine - is it still that strong? How it relates to Emanuel as of 2018?

No, not at all. The old-school, "don't want nobody that nobody sent" machine died with Washington's victory in the Council Wars back in the mid-80s. There is still an influential Regular Democratic Organization, but it's less united and far less powerful than the old machine.
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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2018, 02:19:42 am »

I read a few things about Chicago's political machine - is it still that strong? How it relates to Emanuel as of 2018?

No, not at all. The old-school, "don't want nobody that nobody sent" machine died with Washington's victory in the Council Wars back in the mid-80s. There is still an influential Regular Democratic Organization, but it's less united and far less powerful than the old machine.

This is correct. I think that had Emmanuel's last election been held in today's environment he would have not won.
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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2018, 01:00:51 pm »

McCarthy is, bizarrely, trying to tack left -- promising to reverse school closings by redistributing funding away from the North Side, showing up at the March for Our Lives, talking about creating a more progressive tax structure.

Not that bizarre. Emanuel is well-known for his neolibness in these parts and anyone who will beat him has to run to his left. This can be done even while maintaining an anti-crime platform.
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« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2018, 04:34:32 pm »

Vote for McCarthy
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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2018, 04:39:13 pm »

Given how well the "Chuy List" did in last month's elections, it would be absolutely shameful if the Left fails to put up a viable challenger to Rahmcom and leaves some police hack to swoop up the progressive vote.
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« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2018, 04:57:06 pm »

Given how well the "Chuy List" did in last month's elections, it would be absolutely shameful if the Left fails to put up a viable challenger to Rahmcom and leaves some police hack to swoop up the progressive vote.

Right. I'd vote Rahm over that guy, and Rahm is one of the worst Dems in the country.
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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2018, 06:29:49 pm »

Emmanuel is one of the Democrats' worst.
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« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2018, 10:28:14 pm »

McCarthy is, bizarrely, trying to tack left -- promising to reverse school closings by redistributing funding away from the North Side, showing up at the March for Our Lives, talking about creating a more progressive tax structure.
He knows the north side is Rahm's base, but there's enough voters in the rest of the city to overpower them.

What's bizarre is that northsiders (in Illinois, we don't use the term "limousine liberal", instead preferring "lakefront liberal") are easily the most liberal voters in the whole city. The remainder of Chicago doesn't care about having a progressive tax or gun control. I guess they do care about losing all those schools, though.
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« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2018, 07:29:09 pm »
« Edited: April 14, 2018, 07:33:10 pm by Mr. Illini »

McCarthy is, bizarrely, trying to tack left -- promising to reverse school closings by redistributing funding away from the North Side, showing up at the March for Our Lives, talking about creating a more progressive tax structure.
He knows the north side is Rahm's base, but there's enough voters in the rest of the city to overpower them.

What's bizarre is that northsiders (in Illinois, we don't use the term "limousine liberal", instead preferring "lakefront liberal") are easily the most liberal voters in the whole city. The remainder of Chicago doesn't care about having a progressive tax or gun control. I guess they do care about losing all those schools, though.

The lakefront liberal of today is very different from the lakefront liberal of 30 years ago. When the wallet is threatened, the bleeding hearts begin to clot. I say this as a liberal living on the lakefront and friend to many people like this.

However, this time around, I also don't expect Rahm to see the same level of astronomical success that he saw in the lakefront wards in 2015.
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