Jesse Jackson and Black Ministers Stand Against Rahm Emanuel in Chicago Mayor Race!
As reported today on Breitbart:
Emanuel has been having a lot of trouble with three entrenched constituencies in the Windy City: The black community, the Hispanic community and the teachers union. Still, in the recent election he did better with black voters than he might have. But today, after losing Jesse Jackson and the city’s black ministers, Emanuel might have received a fatal blow to his shaky base of African American voters.
During a Monday press conference in support of Garcia, Rev. Jackson said, “Our agenda is a very positive one and a very focused one: we’re about neighborhood reconstruction,” and he cited Emanuel’s closing of 50 Chicago schools as one of the reasons they oppose him.
With his own comments, Garcia said, “we will stop giving taxpayer subsidies to the wealthiest in the city of Chicago. You don’t need tax increment financing to do development in the city center.”
The closeness of this race is a big surprise to many. Two years ago, when former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won election as Chicago’s mayor, many expected he would have a long reign. It was even thought he’d use his powerful Chicago connection to eventually run for president. But after two years of butting heads with Chicago’s black population and its teachers union, Emanuel was forced into a run off–the first in the city’s history. This could all lead to the sudden end of his political career.
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