“A runoff that was expected to be a slam dunk for Rahm Emanuel is turning out to be uncomfortably — even dangerously — close, leading the Chicago mayor to ready a scorched-earth offensive to save his job.
Recent polling shows the race between Emanuel and his unknown and underfunded rival, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, has closed to within single digits. With local and national progressive groups lining up behind Garcia and promising to pour cash into the effort to deny Emanuel a second term, the mayor is suddenly scratching and clawing for his political existence.
“In Chicago, politics is a contact sport, and it looks like we’re going to have one of those full-contact battles,” said Bill Daley, a former White House chief of staff whose father and brother each served as Chicago mayor for more than 20 years.”
Rahm has always represented the 1 percent, and so, in Oregon, we have a problem politician.
We need to get rid of Wall Senator Ron Wyden because on all economic issues this guy sides with the 1 percent, especially when his vote matters. We’re building the grassroots here in Oregon that can take this guy down, perhaps within the next election cycle.
Even if Garcia does not become the mayor of Chicago, he’s very close, and maybe the next election Rahm and his Wall Street allies will be gone.
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