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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:34 PM

hey chicago. who ya pickin for mayor?

i should have a new alderman, hopefully in the primary. joe moore is pretty widely hated up here in 49, but has lucked out w shitty opponents. this time he has a hard charging young lady who has been at the doors for a long time now.
whassup in your hood?


as for the throne?

daley, hell no.

preckwinkle, i can live w her. hands are not that clean, but she has done very good work at the county, imho. i suspect she will win.

chico, better than daley. good commercials. think he has a prayer.

mccarthy? dont make me laugh.

ameya, i like her, but i think she has baggage. not good in a tight runoff.

mendoza, a disappointment to me right now. used to love her. but she is pretty tightly tied to solis, and who knows what he did to wear that wire.

i am thinking lightfoot, because police brutality is a huge issue for me.

thoughts?

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mopinko Monday OP
LuvLoogie Monday #1
frazzled Monday #2
mopinko Monday #3
hedda_foil Monday #4
mopinko Monday #6
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mopinko Tuesday #9
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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:37 PM

1. Vallas. If he doesn't make the runoff, Preckwinkle.

Can't say after that.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:45 PM

2. Lord only knows

I went into this thinking I would vote for Preckwinkle. Chicagoís a big place with a lot of moving parts, and I thought she could bring large government experience together with attention to our chronically underserved communities. I still think she could. Sheís smart and she knows the ropes and the hoods.

In fact, my husband and I ran into her last fall and encouraged her to run.

But then came that Burke stuff. And Iím a bit conflicted. On the one hand, I understand that if a woman, and especially a black woman, wanted to gain any power in this city she had to play ball with the big boys to some extent. Iím not naive. On the other hand, it bothers me a bit.

One thing that doesnít bother me about her is that stupid soda tax thing. I was all for it.

So I donít know yet. Iím leaning between her and Vallas, though Iím not really all that keen on him.

I canít really see voting for any of the others, for various reasons.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:21 PM

3. yup. hopefully we are about to have a new wave.

the burke stuff disappointed but did not surprise me. she supported berrios, after all.

she has done a good job. and yeah, i loved the soda tax. how that all played out makes me go hmmm.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:41 PM

4. What do you think of Vallas, Mo?

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:07 PM

6. not much.

one more old white guy. i remember hating him at cps.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:54 PM

5. I don't live in Chicago

but i listen to wcpt all the time. There are campaign commercials for Willie Wilson seems like every commercial break. I love the way he talks. Not what he talks about, but the actual sound of his voice and words. I laugh every time i hear one of these spots. Is he a serious contender?

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Response to rownesheck (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:08 PM

7. nah.

i dont think he will be the bottom, but he wont be on top, either.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 04:15 AM

8. The general tone I hear about Daley is "Oh, no, not a third one!" n/t

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:41 AM

9. i have no idea why he is wasting his time.

maybe he is bored.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:06 PM

10. kinda interesting take on the mayor's race. here in the people's republic

of rogers park, a group of lefties that grew up to take down joe moore has named lori lightfoot as their endorsed candidate.

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