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Old Posted Oct 3, 2018, 6:36 PM
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two horrible fucking candidates.

yay! we all lose either way.
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two horrible fucking candidates.

yay! we all lose either way.
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Old Posted Oct 5, 2018, 2:31 PM
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Crain's endorsed Pritzker this AM. I get the sense that Pritzker has POTUS ambitions. Wasn't my first choice, but hope he does well as Governor.
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Old Posted Oct 5, 2018, 7:51 PM
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I get the sense that Pritzker has POTUS ambitions.
A trust-fund baby, tax-cheat who wants to hike taxes on families who make over $120,000?

Well, the current POTUS has got the first two items. So maybe.
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2018, 12:50 AM
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...004-story.html


Bill Daley, Gery Chico quickly crank up fundraising in Chicago mayor race


Daley, the son and brother of two former Chicago mayors, has raised more than $885,000 since Sept. 19 — including $500,000 of his own money and the rest from a handful of donors. On Thursday, Daley reported raising more than $235,000, enough to catapult him past fellow challengers Garry McCarthy, Lori Lightfoot and Willie Wilson in the total amount of money raised in the race, records show.

Also on Thursday, Chico reported raising $519,000 from 87 different donors. The total includes $29,000 that Chico contributed to his own campaign.


Executives with Madison Dearborn, a Chicago-based private equity firm, have long been top financial backers of Emanuel.



In fact, Finnegan gave Emanuel $200,000 in June. The firm’s other co-CEO, Sam Mencoff, gave Emanuel $305,000 at the same time. After the mayor announced he would not seek a third term, he told the Tribune he would be returning political contributions to his supporters, although some donors are unlikely to get back their full contributions since Emanuel already had spent some of the more than $10 million he had raised toward a third term.


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Old Posted Oct 11, 2018, 2:37 PM
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Rahm has almost no shot at becoming the Democratic candidate for President. My bet is it will be Corey Booker, or possibly Elizabeth Warren (which I hope not, because she has absolutely no charisma). Beyond those two, I'd say Gavin Newsom has a much better shot than Rahm Emanuel. But maybe he could slip in as a VP candidate.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2018, 2:48 PM
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We should back away from the "_______________ has no chance at being POTUS" considering who holds the office now. $$$ talks, especially in politics.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2018, 2:51 PM
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I doubt Rahm wants to be President.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2018, 3:46 PM
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^ Yeah really.

If Rahm burned out as Mayor of Chicago, I imagine he's not itching to weather the monumental shitstorm that is the run for, as well as the performing the duties of, POTUS.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2018, 5:34 PM
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Great article. I'm really going to miss Rahm. We still don't have any great option for Mayor.

Emanuel, Chicago's underappreciated reformer

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Old Posted Oct 11, 2018, 11:02 PM
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I doubt Rahm wants to be President.
Lol, you've obviously never read about the Emanuels, there are three brothers and they all want to take over their world:

Ari (who is the model for Ari Gold from Entorage) founded Endeavor Talent Agency and became the biggest mover and shaker in hollywood ultimately buying the biggest name in the industry, William Morris. He now is co-CEO of the biggest talent agency in the world and also is an influential member of Livenation's board of directors.

Zeke is a doctor, author, and bioethecist who has taught at Harvard and holds multiple prestigious positions at Wharton University of Pennsylvania. He also is senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (founded by John Podesta of Clinton fame).

Then there is Rahm who started his career as an investment banker, made a quick $25 mil, worked as the National Campaign Director for the DNC, became an advisor to the Cinton Whitehouse, then won four straight elections as House Rep, then left that position to become Chief of Staff to the president where he basically drove the GOP up the wall for two years leaving that post to become two time Mayor of Chicago...

Yeah I'm sure THAT guy, at age 58, has no further ambitions or political aspirations. He's probably got a nice fishing shack up in Wisconsin he's going to retire to and spend the next 30 +/-10 years relaxing on the dock...



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^ Yeah really.

If Rahm burned out as Mayor of Chicago, I imagine he's not itching to weather the monumental shitstorm that is the run for, as well as the performing the duties of, POTUS.
Do you really think Rahm is "worn out" by politics dude? This guy relishes a fight, he is probably salivating over the idea of ripping Trump to bits on the national stage. I mean this is a man who once sent a dead fish to a pollster that fucked him over. He is not "worn out", the man fucking loves his job, it's obvious.

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Rahm has almost no shot at becoming the Democratic candidate for President. My bet is it will be Corey Booker, or possibly Elizabeth Warren (which I hope not, because she has absolutely no charisma). Beyond those two, I'd say Gavin Newsom has a much better shot than Rahm Emanuel. But maybe he could slip in as a VP candidate.
Why not? He's the most centrist candidate with the most experience. Corey Booker is a baby compared to Rahm who has been operating at the highest levels of politics since the 1980's. And we all know how the DNC works, if you don't think Rahm knows how to pull the levers on a Democratic presidential primary you are crazy. A Warren type would just be "Bearnied" out of the picture with Superdelagates by someone like Rahm. Again:

-Worked as National Campaign Chair at the DNC in the 1980s
-Advisor to the Clinton White House in the 1990's
-4 term house representative in the 90's and 2000's
-Chief of Staff to Obama during Obamacare
-Mayor of Chicago for 2 terms

And what? Booker was mayor of F-ing Newark for a while and has one a single senate race, oh yeah, he's qualified... I'm sure Booker will just brush that weakling Rahm aside like it's nothing...
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2018, 11:12 PM
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Trump vs. Rahm in a debate would be really entertaining but also cringe-worthy. They are both a little bit more similar with respect to personality at times than many people realize.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2018, 12:07 AM
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As someone said in another thread: It will be the first presidential debate in which an F-bomb is dropped, and it probably won't be just one.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2018, 12:09 AM
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Why not? He's the most centrist candidate with the most experience. Corey Booker is a baby compared to Rahm who has been operating at the highest levels of politics since the 1980's. And we all know how the DNC works, if you don't think Rahm knows how to pull the levers on a Democratic presidential primary you are crazy. A Warren type would just be "Bearnied" out of the picture with Superdelagates by someone like Rahm. Again:

-Worked as National Campaign Chair at the DNC in the 1980s
-Advisor to the Clinton White House in the 1990's
-4 term house representative in the 90's and 2000's
-Chief of Staff to Obama during Obamacare
-Mayor of Chicago for 2 terms

And what? Booker was mayor of F-ing Newark for a while and has one a single senate race, oh yeah, he's qualified... I'm sure Booker will just brush that weakling Rahm aside like it's nothing...
Because people obviously could care less about political experience. It's come down to a popularity contest. Rahm's aggressive, asskicking style won't appeal to a lot democrats. What's more, they will hammer on him for his apparent inability to solve the Chicago homicides issue, and the whole Laquan McDonald thing will be an anchor on his aspirations. At this point, Oprah would be the most successful democratic challenger. Again, her lack of political experience doesn't mean squat. But she has celebrity pull, and an appealing personality. And Cory Booker? Probably more appeal to most Democratic voters than Rahm.

Not saying I agree with it. But given the fact that we elected a total ninkompoop the last election, I have no faith in the American's people to elect a truly qualified candidate.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2018, 12:17 AM
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As someone said in another thread: It will be the first presidential debate in which an F-bomb is dropped, and it probably won't be just one.
Honestly, I would pay a few hundred dollars just to be in the audience for it. Rahm definitely knows how to bring it too.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2018, 2:14 PM
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There are new super delegate rules thanks to what happened to Bernie. The last thing most of the young democrats wants is another old dem insider. I just do not see it working out for him. And i am actually a Rahm fan, he may not always do right but he gets stuff done. Whoever the dems pick, it better be someone who is ready to slug it out with Trump and aggressively call him on any of his BS. Who knows though, looks like there are 20 people at least who think they have a shot at the dem nomination, they better be careful not to destroy each other before the real fight.
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2018, 12:58 AM
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Odd story.

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Abandoned Preckwinkle security SUV held campaign materials promoting now-State's Attorney Kim Foxx

The vehicle used “nearly exclusively” by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s security chief, found abandoned the morning after the 2016 election, contained campaign materials promoting her former chief of staff, who is now the state’s attorney, newly released photos show.

Cook County Inspector General Patrick Blanchard on Monday released a report detailing a bizarre incident during the early morning hours following the 2016 election when a Chevrolet Tahoe assigned to Preckwinkle’s security team was discovered abandoned near suburban Lemont. In the Tahoe’s cargo area, investigators found bags of political literature, a button with an image of Preckwinkle and a dry cleaning receipt with the phone number of her chief of security, Delwin Gadlen, according to the report, which identified Gadlen only by his title.

Blanchard’s report didn’t say whose candidacies the political materials advanced. But the Cook County sheriff’s office, which responded to the scene, took photos showing the materials promoted the campaign of now-State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, among other candidates.
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On that Election Day, the security chief drove Preckwinkle to campaign events but said he did so in his personal car, according to the report. A sheriff’s police officer found the vehicle stuck in the mud with its engine still warm, and a witness told police that the driver had abandoned the Tahoe and walked away, Blanchard said in his report.

When interviewed by Blanchard’s investigators, the security chief said the vehicle was stolen, though the alleged theft was never reported to police, the inspector general’s report said.

According to the report, when asked how the political materials ended up in the vehicle, the chief told Blanchard’s office he had “no idea how the vehicle was stolen.”
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Old Posted Nov 9, 2018, 8:18 PM
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At least having a plan of attack is half the battle, something that Rauner was seemingly loathe to do. During his entire tenure:

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg...t-first-budget

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^I'm excited. Will be nice to have Illinois in the news for something other than financial crisis or population loss.
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I so want legal weed and a major capital program for transit. Give cities the legal ability to implement congestion pricing and camera enforcement for busses also. Raise the gas tax in phases then float make it automatically indexed to inflation.
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