Tag: Luis Gutierrez

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 »

Why are senior Democrats trying to out Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr?

With Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. suffering from a reported “mood” disorder, the folks demanding full disclosure are not mainly Republicans, but Democrats such as Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) Come out, come out, wherever you are and explain yourself. Or at least have the Jackson family explain where you are and why... Read more »
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Racial profiling not at the heart of the Arizona immigration case before the Supreme Court

Methinks that the federal challenge to the Arizona anti-illegal immigration law, heard last week by the U.S. Supreme Court, is terribly misunderstood. For many folks, the state law — which helps enforce federal immigration laws already on the books — is about racial profiling. They argue that cops, for whatever reason, will target people who... Read more »
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