Posts tagged "Patricia Watkins"

Politics 2012: Races to keep an eye on

Politics 2012: Races to keep an eye on
This year will be big for Chicago politics as races at nearly every level will be on the ballot. Scanning this year’s political spectrum reveals a number of contests that could result in hard-fought battles with game-changing outcomes. Take Illinois’ 2ndCongressional District, which U.S. Rep. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. has represented since 1995, for example.... Read more »

Mayor's race: Did the media call the race, or create it?

Mayor's race: Did the media call the race, or create it?
I got a chance to talk to Chicago mayoral candidate Patricia Watkins shortly after former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun essentially called Watkins a crack head in a televised debate. “What were you thinking when she did that?” I asked. Watkins was short-answered and tight-lipped. But what’s clear, she said on “The Barber Shop Show,”... Read more »