Posts tagged "election"

Why I’m voting Republican for the first time

Why I’m voting Republican for the first time
No, I’m not one of those Democrats switching sides to vote for Donald Trump. I’m going to vote Republican for the first time in my life in the Illinois primary Tuesday. I’m voting for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. I know he doesn’t have a chance of winning. But he is the least scary of all... Read more »

Chicago! Su voto es su voz: Your vote is your voice

Chicago! Su voto es su voz: Your vote is your voice
Will Latino voters make the difference? Will black voters make the difference? Will progressives, teachers and other union members make the difference? The fact is Chicagoans from all walks of life will determine who will win the mayoral election – Rahm Emanuel or Jesus “Chuy” García. That may be a lesson of the election –... Read more »

A moustache and other political signs from Chuy vs. Rahm

A moustache and other political signs from Chuy vs. Rahm
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S.R.O. rally for "Chuy" at the Heartland

S.R.O. rally for "Chuy" at the Heartland
Harold Washington campaigned at The Heartland Cafe in Rogers Park more than 30 years ago. Barack Obama campaigned there in 2004 when he ran for the U.S. Senate. And on Sunday night Jesus “Chuy” García rallied hundreds of supporters for a standing room only event at this cafe that was recently criticized by an adviser... Read more »

Rev. Jackson, Dolores Huerta, Cornel West rally for Jesus "Chuy" García

CTU President Karen Lewis
Some of the nation’s most prominent civil rights leaders came out this weekend to support Jesus “Chuy” García for mayor of Chicago. The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, and author and activist Cornel West joined hundreds of enthusiastic García supporters at a Saturday rally at New Mount Pilgrim... Read more »

Who is the loser in the Chicago mayoral debate? Phil Ponce

Who is the loser in the Chicago mayoral debate? Phil Ponce
The loser of Tuesday night’s Chicago mayoral debate was the moderator WTTW host Phil Ponce. He was booed by audience members when he repeatedly asked Jesus “Chuy” García if his son was still a gang member. Even Mayor Rahm Emanuel thought this was a bad question. “I don’t think this is a fair line of... Read more »
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Is it time for Jesus "Chuy" García to carry on Harold Washington's vision of unity?

Is it time for Jesus "Chuy" García to carry on Harold Washington's vision of unity?
The comparisons are inevitable. Harold Washington was elected Chicago’s first African-American mayor in 1983. Jesus “Chuy” García  could become Chicago’s first Latino mayor more than 30 years later. If  García keeps on building on this coalition of Latino, progressive, African-American and union voters, especially teachers, he can beat Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Many thought Washington could... Read more »

Why Chicago is ready for a Latino mayor

Why Chicago is ready for a Latino mayor
The question on Tuesday is whether Mayor Rahm Emanuel will win re-election with 50 percent plus one of the vote or whether he will face an April run off against Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” García. García has been gaining in the polls and is expected to place second. Just as Harold Washington won election... Read more »

Evelyn Sanguinetti will be Illinois' first Hispanic lieutenant governor

Evelyn Sanguinetti will be Illinois' first Hispanic lieutenant governor
History was made in Tuesday’s election. By electing Republican Bruce Rauner governor, Illinois voters also elevated his running mate, Evelyn Sanguinetti, making her the first Hispanic and first Latina to hold statewide office as lieutenant governor. Sanguinetti, a member of the Wheaton City Council, is a lawyer and an adjunct professor at John Marshall Law... Read more »
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Obama won in the "real America"

Obama won in the "real America"
Remember when Sarah Palin talked about the “real America?” She had some sort of idealized version of small-town rural America that was something out of a Leave it to Beaver episode. Sometimes listening to Mitt Romney it sounded like he lived in this 1950s world. Clearly the majority of America could not identify with his... Read more »