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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2018, 05:42:04 pm »

Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown is in:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rahm-emanuel-dorothy-brown-20180419-story.html

She's uh... interesting.  A total trainwreck who has no business being in elected office, and uses the Clerk's office purely to enrich herself and her family/friends.  In other words, she probably has a great shot if she's not behind bars at that point!
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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2018, 05:45:18 pm »

Further literature on the esteemed Clerk.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-dorothy-brown-mayor-election-20180419-story,amp.html
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« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2018, 07:20:38 pm »

Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown is in:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rahm-emanuel-dorothy-brown-20180419-story.html

She's uh... interesting.  A total trainwreck who has no business being in elected office, and uses the Clerk's office purely to enrich herself and her family/friends.  In other words, she probably has a great shot if she's not behind bars at that point!

I'll vote for pretty much anyone else.

Also, just to clarify, she is the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Orr is the clerk.
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« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2018, 07:31:19 pm »

The Jason Van Dyke (Laquan McDonald) trial is tentatively set to begin sometime this summer.  This is setting up to be very bad timing for Rahmbo.  Depending on when it wraps up, there's a good chance it will be fresh in the minds of many people.  Nobody wants to talk about it out loud either, but there's an outside chance that Van Dyke won't be going back to jail (rightly or wrongly).  If that happens, its lights out for Rahm.
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« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2018, 10:06:33 pm »

I wonder if that will creat any sort of opening for Black Lives Matter activist Ja'Mal Green.

Probably not; DeRay Mckesson was a thousand times more visible than Green and he got only like 4% in the primary.
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« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2018, 09:01:01 am »
« Edited: May 12, 2018, 09:07:00 am by Mr. Illini »

Chicago Police Board President and Police Accountability Task Force Chair Lori Lightfoot will run for mayor.

http://abc7chicago.com/politics/lori-lightfoot-running-for-chicago-mayor/3454996/

I predict that she will try to re-assemble the Harold Washington coalition of the African-American community and progressive white lakefront neighborhoods, particularly Lakeview, Uptown, and Edgewater, which have large LGBT populations (she is openly gay). Of course, those north side lakefront wards were some of Rahm's best areas last time around (save Lincoln Park and the near north side).  

She has my support initially, though I am interested in hearing more of her specific policy ideas.

This makes the field (bolded candidates that I think have a chance to compete):

Rahm Emanuel (I)
Dorothy Brown

Ja'Mal Green
Troy LaRaviere
Lori Lightfoot
John Kolzar
Garry McCarthy
Neal Sales-Griffin
Paul Vallas
Willie Wilson
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« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2018, 09:23:16 am »

Disagree that Brown's competitive -- I think a large part of this bid is raising money for legal fees.
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« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2018, 08:11:46 am »

None of these candidates seem that great
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« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2018, 12:28:33 pm »

I wanted to make a thread about the NYC mayoral election for this question, but it applies as well to Chicago:

Why has turnout for off-year, big-city mayoral elections fallen off so hard, despite public assumptions that machine politics are dying?

e.g. Chicago turnout was 573,524 in a tight general election in 2015, but 838,538 in a non-contest in 1979. In the last close NYC election, 2009, turnout was 1,154,802. But it was 2,424,985 in 1961 – another blowout. Is it the case that turnout in cities is driven purely by the machines and is therefore a bad proxy for enthusiasm?
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« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2018, 05:34:04 pm »

JaMal or bust.
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« Reply #35 on: July 09, 2018, 07:26:43 pm »

None of these candidates seem that great

I think Lightfoot is a pretty great candidate
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« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2018, 07:40:50 pm »

I've done zero research into the race as I live in Cook, not Chicago, but I bet any of these candidates would be better than Rahm.
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« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2018, 09:02:37 pm »

I've done zero research into the race as I live in Cook, not Chicago, but I bet any of these candidates would be better than Rahm.
Richard Daley’s corpse would be better than Rahm.
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« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2018, 09:06:18 pm »

All these candidates suck. I'm gonna have to vote for Rahm again
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« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2018, 09:11:32 pm »

I've done zero research into the race as I live in Cook, not Chicago, but I bet any of these candidates would be better than Rahm.
Richard Daley’s corpse would be better than Rahm.

At least whatever Daley was behind the scenes actually being Mayor would be more efficient.
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« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2018, 06:49:32 pm »

All these candidates suck. I'm gonna have to vote for Rahm again

Lightfoot!
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« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2018, 07:40:45 pm »

All these candidates suck. I'm gonna have to vote for Rahm again

Can you just not vote my boi
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« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2018, 11:02:51 pm »

Literally anyone but Rahm.
All these candidates suck. I'm gonna have to vote for Rahm again

Can you just not vote my boi
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« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2018, 04:40:17 pm »

That's why patrons are pulling a mass exodus out of and into suburbs
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« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2018, 06:41:06 pm »

That's why patrons are pulling a mass exodus out of and into suburbs
there is no shortage of patrón in chicago
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« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2018, 06:50:42 pm »

Republicans are dead in Illinois. They should just abandon ship and let the state get fixed (focus your resources on hillbilly Iowa or something).
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« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2018, 08:12:28 pm »

That's why patrons are pulling a mass exodus out of and into suburbs
there is no shortage of patrón in chicago

You got that right
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« Reply #47 on: July 12, 2018, 11:01:05 pm »

Republicans are dead in Illinois. They should just abandon ship and let the state get fixed (focus your resources on hillbilly Iowa or something).
Well, to be honest, Republicans are dead in C(r)ook, DuPage and possibly Will and McHenry counties.

When you get south of Interstate 80, it's predominantly 70/30 GOP and that's just based on partisan voter registrations. With automatic voter registration having kicked off last week, it's more like 50/35/15 with the majority of those automatic registrations being nonpartisan/independent.

All I can hope for is the death of the two-party system in Illinois.
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« Reply #48 on: July 13, 2018, 09:53:11 pm »

Republicans are dead in Illinois. They should just abandon ship and let the state get fixed (focus your resources on hillbilly Iowa or something).
Well, to be honest, Republicans are dead in C(r)ook, DuPage and possibly Will and McHenry counties.

When you get south of Interstate 80, it's predominantly 70/30 GOP and that's just based on partisan voter registrations. With automatic voter registration having kicked off last week, it's more like 50/35/15 with the majority of those automatic registrations being nonpartisan/independent.

All I can hope for is the death of the two-party system in Illinois.

Who cares? You need 2/3 of: urban, suburban, rural in IL. Dems have 2/3 for the foreseeable future, and the GOP might not even be able to hold rural areas like IL-13 and IL-12 this year.
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« Reply #49 on: July 13, 2018, 10:18:37 pm »

Like I've said, Illinois democrats are zombies and will vote as they're told, Rahm will win
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