Tag: Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Rep. Gutierrez' rigged succession: it's the Chicago Way

“[There is] no quid pro quo,” — Rep. Luis Gutierrez’ denial that there was a secret, backroom deal behind his sudden, surprising retirement from  his congressional seat and endorsement of Jesus “Chuy” Garcia as his successor. Oh, sure. That’ll rank right up there in Chicago political lore with the late Mayor Richard J. Daley’s famously absurd assertion that, “There... Read more »

A timely behind-the-scenes look at “Chuy” Garcia's mayoral campaign

Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is back in the news today as he is reportedly preparing to run for longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s seat in Congress.  The news came as Gutierrez, one of the House’s most vocal firebrands, has announced his retirement. Garcia, a Cook County Board commissioner,  lost in a rare run-off race for... Read more »

Chicago's only salvation: A Detroit-like bankruptcy

Wait, I thought only the Republican Party was being torn asunder by a rift between the establishment middle and the fringe. That impression was nailed down, again, last week by the embarrassing fracture among House Republicans over funding for the Department of Homeland Security. But don’t forget last Tuesday’s Chicago primary in which incumbent Rahm... Read more »
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Chicago election eve wisdom

You can always count on authentic Chicago observer Patrick Hickey to nail it. In this piece, he joins the astute Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass in calling on Chicagoans to vote in the Chicago election for someone other than incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel. They both reason that Emanuel needs a reminder that his re-election is... Read more »
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