Danny Davis

Mayoral Candidates

Candidates Set To File Petitions

Several candidates declared their plans to run for mayor over the weekend, and now they are taking the next step by officially filing their petitions.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2010

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois)

Rep. Danny Davis Announces Bid For Chicago Mayor

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis declared his candidacy for mayor of Chicago on Sunday.


U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois)

Davis Plans Formal Annoucement: He’s Running For Mayor

Big weekend ahead for adding names to the list of those who’ve formally announced for mayor.


Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun and Rahm Emanuel

Mayoral Candidates Ramping Up Fundraising Machines

The politicians running for mayor of Chicago are trying to get to the bank to stash away enough money to stay in the race, let alone finish; some of them even before officially announcing they’re running.

CBS 2–11/09/2010

A Chicago industrial worker. (CBS)

Mayoral Hopeful Pushes Old Idea: Abolishing City’s ‘Head Tax’

The measure would cost the city budget $20 million, but the potential mayoral candidate says he could offset the expense by reducing the number of inspectors.


U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois)

Some Voters Lukewarm To Mayoral Group’s Endorsement Of Davis

The Chicago Coalition for Mayor tapped Davis as its “consensus” candidate, but not everyone — including potential opponents — is happy with the choice.


U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois)

Black Leaders Pick Davis As ‘Consensus Candidate’

A coalition of African-American elected officials, pastors, business leaders and others have chosen U.S. Rep. Danny Davis as their so-called “consensus candidate” for mayor, after more than two months of discussions.

CBS Chicago–11/06/2010

Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun and Rahm Emanuel

Dueling Fundraisers For Mayoral Candidates

The race to be the first mayor since 1989 will be in the political spotlight for months to come, and the involvement of Hollywood fundraisers is drawing ire on some fronts.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2010

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois)

Sources: Danny Davis May Still Run For Mayor

CBS 2 is learning that U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.), fresh off a major re-election effort Tuesday, is re-considering and may enter the race for mayor.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2010

Carol Moseley Braun & Larry Rogers Jr.

Group Picks 2 Finalists For ‘Consensus’ Black Mayoral Candidate

A coalition of African-American business and community leaders has narrowed its choices for a consensus black candidate for mayor down to two finalists: former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun and trial attorney Larry Rogers Jr.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2010

(Clockwise from top left) Illinois State Sen. James Meeks, former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, U.S. Rep. Danny Davis and attorney Larry Rogers Jr. are four finalists chosen by a coalition of black leaders to be a consensus African-American candidate for mayor. (CBS/Getty Images)

Black Leaders Closer To Consensus Mayoral Candidate

There was a big surprise Friday night in Chicago politics as a coalition of African-American leaders closed in on picking a consensus candidate for mayor.

CBS 2–10/22/2010

Black Candidates For Chicago Mayor

African-American Leaders Evaluate Black Mayoral Contenders

One by one, 10 hopefuls explained why they should get the endorsement of the Chicago Coalition for Mayor.


Sen. Hendon and Ald. Burke at Columbus Day Parade

Potential Mayoral Candidates Attend Columbus Day Parade

No fewer than six possible candidates for mayor attended the Columbus Day Parade on Monday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

CBS 2–10/11/2010