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Braun Wants Investigation Of Emanuel’s Mailings

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Carol Moseley Braun (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Carol Moseley Braun (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

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Carol Moseley Braun says she has asked the U.S. Attorney’s to investigate what she calls “allegations of campaign intimidation.”

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Steve Miller reports, Braun referred to the letter sent to scores of city residents – many of them apparently city employees – by the Rahm Emanuel campaign. The letters explain Emanuel’s position on city pensions.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Steve Miller reports

The letters have prompted the asked for an investigation, as some city workers question how the Emanuel campaign got their addresses.

“Quite frankly, it has put fear in the hearts of more Chicagoans than it should have – well, it shouldn’t have put fear in anybody’s heart, in fact, because it shouldn’t have happened,” Braun said.

Emanuel spokesman Ben LaBolt, speaking to the Sun-Times last week, insisted the letter was sent throughout the city, rather than just to city workers.

As for Braun’s Election Day prediction, she said: “Actually, it’s probably going to wind up in a runoff… but that’s OK. We can handle that.”

As she spoke, Braun was surrounded by high-profile supporters, including U.S. Reps. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

The polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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