Rahm's Pain Could Be Moseley Braun's Gain in Chicago

Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 09:16 AM

By Hiram Reisner

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
An appeals court decision knocking former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s name from the ballot for Chicago mayor suddenly makes former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun the favorite in next month’s balloting – at least temporarily, on paper. However, Braun, a Democrat, told CNN’s John King that the erratic nature of Chicago politics means anything could happen despite the judges’ 2-1 decision Monday that barred him on the grounds that he hadn’t lived in Chicago for a year.

Carol Moseley Braun, Rahm Emanuel, Chicago, mayor
Carol Moseley Braun
Emanuel’s removal from the race could be reversed, Moseley Braun told King Monday, adding, “Politics in Chicago is a roller coaster, and so I'm just going to continue with our campaign and our message of creating jobs for our city, for the people of our city, and getting our schools together and protecting senior citizens and having public safety. So we're still on message. We're still doing what we've been doing all along, which is campaigning for all of Chicago.”

Asked whether she agrees with the appellate panel’s decision, Moseley Braun said: “The law is the law. And I'm a great believer in the rule of law. And I support what the court did. Remember, we have requirements, residency requirements for police and fire and teachers, and so the court's interpretation is one that, frankly, doesn't surprise me.”

A Chicago Tribune/WGN poll last week showed Emanuel, a former Illinois congressman who left the Obama administration late last year to run for mayor, getting a decisive 44 percent of voters surveyed, with Moseley Braun receiving a distant 21 percent. Other main candidates in the race, former Chicago schools chief Gery Chico and City Clerk Miguel del Valle, received 16 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

Emanuel’s three opponents have called him an outsider.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

FBI Takes Wendy Davis Documents But Scope of Probe Unclear

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 16:58 PM

The FBI has control of documents related to Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis' work while she was an attorney for the North T . . .

Tea Party Express Chairwoman Steps Down

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 14:23 PM

Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express is leaving her post so she can focus on the campaign for Senate Minority . . .

SC Gov. Haley in Double-Digit Lead Over Democratic Challenger

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 14:04 PM

South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley holds a substantial lead over Democratic challenger Vincent Sheheen in this y . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved