Rahm! Rahm! The Machine’s Choice! (People’s Choice? Are You Nuts? Who Cares About That?)

Poll: Rahm re-election on ropes; voters say no better than Daley | Early & Often

“Right now, Rahm is not connecting. If he doesn’t do that, he’s gonna lose,” McKeon said.

Emanuel is raising campaign cash at a frenzied pace — with more than $7 million in the bank already and former President Bill Clinton headlining a mega-fundraiser next month — in hopes of scaring off serious challengers.

He’d better hope the strategy works, according to the new poll, which measured Emanuel’s support against County Board President Toni Preckwinkle — the challenger City Hall fears most — along with three others: Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd); Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and former Ald. Robert Shaw (9th).

Shaw is the only declared mayoral challenger.

If the election were held today, Emanuel would find himself in a horse race.

As long as he’s the choice of the Chicago machine, he’ll win.  Polls in Chicago are meaningless.


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Rahm! Rahm! The Machine’s Choice! (People’s Choice? Are You Nuts? Who Cares About That?) — 1 Comment

  1. Madigan runs the rest of the state. So far as I know, he stays out of the Chicago stuff, but whoever wants the job better make nice, or they could discover all that tax money coming from downstate no longer flows into Chicago.

    Did I mention how happy I am to be moving out of the Hellhole called Illinois to a free state? One week, Texas here I come!

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