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Chicago Thu Sep 09 2010

Dart May Run For Mayor

Rahm Emanuel may be getting most of the national attention about the soon-to-be-vacant mayor's job but Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's name is also making the short lists. In fact, an informal We Ask America poll making the rounds today found that, among ten names, Emmanuel leads with almost 30 percent followed by Dart with about 14 percent. That isn't bad considering Dart hasn't been as direct as Emanuel about running for the job. A press person in the Cook County Sheriff's office emailed me the following statement today:

Sheriff Dart recognizes the tremendous contributions Mayor Daley has made to the city and knows he'll be missed. Like everyone else, he was surprised by the decision. Sheriff Dart has been focused on running for re-election in November and concentrating on winning that office. He always said he would only leave that position if he saw an opportunity to have a greater impact on people's lives than he has now as sheriff. Mayor certainly fits that.

So basically, Dart isn't ruling out a run.

Update: The Associated Press reports that at an event today Dart said he's seriously considering a run and could make crime a central topic of his platform.

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