Talking The Issues With The Top Candidates For Mayor

CHICAGO (CBS) — With the race for mayor winding down, undecided voters are running out of time to make their choice for who should be the next person to lead the city of Chicago after Mayor Richard M. Daley retires in May.

CBS 2 News invited the top four contenders for mayor to sit down to answer some questions on important issues facing the voters in the race for mayor.

On Tuesday, City Clerk Miguel del Valle sat down with CBS 2 anchors Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson to discuss the latest poll numbers, his standing as the self-declared “poorest candidate” in the race and a number of other issues.

Former U.S. Senator and ambassador Carol Moseley Braun was next up on Wednesday, tackling issues such as the state of her campaign finances, a new controversy involving rivals Gery Chico and Rahm Emanuel, and whether she would privatize city assets like Midway International Airport.

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel declined an invitation to sit down for an interview in the CBS studios, but did agree to a one-on-one interview with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. On Thursday, they talked about privatization of city assets, investing in mass transit and other infrastructure and reforming city government.

On Friday, former Chicago Board of Education President Gery Chico rounded out the series of interviews by sitting down to talk about the city’s budget deficit, possible privatization of garbage collection, whether the city should consolidate its 50 wards and other issues.

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  • Laura Cleland

    When Emanuel was Director of Freddie Mac he turned a blind eye to the bad loans being given out and made a million-dollar profit on the backs of taxpayers – he pulled his money out right before the collapse. He “sneaked” in a provision in Obama’s “stimulus” plan to bail out Freddie Mac, which saved his butt from being found out.

    Emanuel has become a millionaire on the backs of US taxpayers, and used his positions in the Clinton administration and Obama administration to make his millions.

    Emanuel is a millionaire and has been – he doesn’t need fundraisers. He clearly paid off the state justices to stay on the ballot.

    His relationship with Tony Rezko is a whole nother matter – Rezko was paid off by both Obama and Emanuel to take the rap and go to jail instead of spilling the beans about his illegal real estate and investment activities with Obama and Emanuel. Rezko will be a millionaire when he’s released, courtesy of Emanuel and Obama.

    Speaking of real estate, do you all know that his wife and 2 children are still living in Washington DC – rent-free? This is courtesy of another who made a profit through Emanuel and wants to show his gratitude.

    All of this is on record.

    What do you all think he will do in Chicago? Don’t vote for him! He is a crooked millionaire who wants power now – he already has money.

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