Clinton Set To Give Boost To Emanuel

CHICAGO (CBS) — Former President Bill Clinton is set to be in town Tuesday to give a high-profile boost to mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel.

Clinton is scheduled to appear Tuesday at a rally for Emanuel. The former top Clinton aide is widely regarded as the frontrunner in the race to replace Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Clinton’s upcoming visit stirred controversy last month when U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.), who was then running for mayor, said Clinton could jeopardize his relationship with the black community if he campaigned for Emanuel instead of a black candidate.

He urged Clinton, “Just be neutral (in this election.)”

Shortly after that, Davis dropped out of the mayor’s race and only one major African-American candidate remains, former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun.

Braun also complained last month about Clinton’s involvement, saying it amounts to an outsider helping another outsider in the race.

Clinton is a popular draw on the campaign trail and was in Chicago before the November election.

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  • Maggie

    IT is disapointing to me that Pres. Clinton is making a big mistake. He is supporting the wrong candidate because he’s not the best candidate. I hope that while here, Pres. Clinton meets mayoral candidate Gery Chico. He’ll change his mind and endorse Chico, the best candidate. Chico will make Chicago thrive. Chico is Chicago. Hilary is a smart gal, and I’d bet she knows Chico is the better candidate. Chico was Chicago to succeed. He has held and succeeded in many top managerial city positions, he is very capable, very experienced, he is honest, he has lived and worked in Chicago his entire life, he was educated in all Chicago schools, including law school. He’s done the commute. He is a successful lawyer, businessman, and family man. Pres. Clinton meet Chico! You will be favorably impressed! He has earned the job advancement to Mayor. Hilary, come to Chicago for Chico!

  • Awakened Patriot

    WHO IS RAHM EMMANUEL? “…the discussion turned to the topic of certain individuals who, in the estimation of Emanuel and his cohorts, had somehow betrayed the Clinton cause….. In a fit of anger, Emanuel, wielding a steak knife, stood up amidst his dinner companions and proceeded to stab the table repeatedly, screaming: “Nat Landow! Dead!…… Bill Schaefer! Dead!…”

  • Awakened Patriot

    ‎2004 letter from Frank. Rahm & Co. inviting New World Order billionaire George Soros to the House of Reps……
    “Rahm Emanuel genuflects to George Soros”

  • Awakened Patriot

    Since 2008, Barney Franlk removed the link to the letter, but not before it was saved and downloaded…
    “George Soros has Many Friends on Capitol Hill and in the New Administration”

  • Awakened Patriot


    “Rahm Emanuel’s Congressional Voting Record”

  • oneso12

    let us pray

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