December, 2018
"TIME OF TROUBLES" AWAIT NEXT CHICAGO MAYOR, ALDERMEN

The "magic number" is 225,000. With 21 candidates having filed for Chicago mayor (and 243 for alderman), and with a Feb. 26 turnout in the realm of 975,000 (65%), 200-225,000 votes is what it will take to move on to the April 3, 2019 runoff. 12 mayoral candidates are black, 2 Hispanic and 7 white. Updated 2016 census figures put the city's population at 48.7% white, 31.3% black and 29.1% Hispanic.Winning one's base is the key, not necessarily money. The top tier includes Preckwinkle, Daley, Mendoza, Chico and McCarthy, but the huge black field dilutes Preckwinkle's vote, Daley is another Jeb Bush, and Mendoza's petitions are being challenged, putting her campaign in limbo for a month. Only McCarthy is assured of 20%-plus. Full Article...


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