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Chicago After Daley Sun Nov 14 2010

Rahm's First Official Campaign Ad

Tomorrow Rahm Emanuel will air his first ad as an official candidate for mayor. He formally entered the race yesterday. In the ad, called "Tough", Emanuel shakes hands with students, police officers, and commuters at an L stop.

"We face big challenges, from our schools, our streets, to our businesses where people can get a job," Emanuel says in the ad.

Education seems to be one of the key topics of Emanuel's platform. Today he also has an op-ed on the Chicago Public Schools in Crain's Chicago Business. You can read it here.

Yesterday Emanuel officially announced his candidacy for mayor. Today Rep. Danny Davis and Rev. James Meeks are also entering the race.

Here's Emanuel's ad:

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Cheryl / November 14, 2010 7:09 PM

Can we not have to see any campaign ads until the Christmas crap goes away?

I guess not.

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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...


Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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