The guy who counts votes Tuesday gets lobbying deals from Rahm.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
Chairman of the Chicago Board of Elections, Langdon Neal. Look. Nobody believes the Chicago Tribune polls. The last one showed Rahm with a 28 point lead. That is laughable. I ran into my friend Don the other day who predicts Chuy will win by six to seven points. That may…

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They’re called trackers

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
When your billionaire Wall Street buddies have given you $30 million to spend on your campaign for mayor of Chicago, you can afford the extras. Like trackers. You can find them at every event where?Jesus Chuy Garcia is speaking. Like this morning at Darwin Elementary School in my neighborhood. Chuy…

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Breaking. Chicago officials are heading for Rahm’s office demanding release of donor emails.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
From David Sirota: Chicago elected officials have just announced they are heading to Rahm Emanuel’s office today at 3pm to demand the release of more than 1,500 emails between Emanuel, his top aide and his top donor. International Business Times broke the original story earlier this week that Emanuel denied IBTimes’…

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Don’t Need No More Rahm–Song/Slide Show

Originally posted on Dumbfounding Stories :
I coupled the song “Don’t need No More Rahm” with a slide show, and I’m posting it below. When the video’s running, if you click on the share arrow in the upper left hand corner, you can download the video. ? don’t need no more rahm 2-SD (480p).mpeg4v ► JavaScript…

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Salon: Rahm Emanuel’s Achilles’ heel.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
– By Carl Gibson. This is excepted from Carl’s current article on Salon.com Aside from cutting budgets for half of the city’s mental health clinics, Rahm Emanuel has also subjected city workers’ pensions to the austerity knife. Currently, Illinois’ pension fund for state employees is underfunded by $111 billion, and…

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Don’t Need No More Rahm

Originally posted on Dumbfounding Stories :
The title above is also the title of a song I just recorded, which I’m streaming in this post along with the lyrics. ? ? Click on this link to download the mp3: Don’t_Need_No_More_Rahm_3_5_15 ? DON’T NEED NO MORE RAHM CLOSES DOWN OUR SCHOOLS TREATS US LIKE FOOLS DON’T NEED NO MORE…

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A Dubious Poll

The The Chicago Tribune released a poll this morning claiming that Emanuel would eke out a victory if the election were today. I’m skeptical about that: The Trib is endorsing Emanuel and probably wouldn’t mind generating a little band wagon effect for him. Also, The Trib predicted that Emanuel would win the primary, and we saw how […]

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Rahm screams at mental health activists, “YOU’RE GONNA RESPECT ME!”

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
Photo montage of Rahm at Wicker Park incident: Kenzo Shibata. – By Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle as posted on the Mental Health Movement’s Facebook page. Mental Health Movement members Debbie Delgado and Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle just confronted Rahm face-to-face about his mental health clinic closures. Rahm was about to address a small room…

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Rauner/Emanuel

The Tribune, Sun-Times, and Crains have endorsed Rahm Emanuel for mayor. It figures: They also all endorsed Bruce Rauner, whose campaign contributors  included most of the fat cats who’ve swollen Emanuel’s campaign coffers. A former investment banker, Emanuel is a DINO (Democrat In Name Only). His loyalties are firmly with the one percent. We need a […]

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Dan Biss and the political cost to Democrats of pension theft.

Originally posted on Fred Klonsky:
A key factor in Bruce Rauner getting the keys to the Springfield governor’s mansion is the role that Democrats and Pat Quinn played in pension theft. Public employees and retired public employees across the state would not vote for Quinn because of his role in passing and signing Senate Bill…

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