We’re joined this week by two political activist/ consultants with decades of experience in Chicago politics, to try to make sense of the mayor’s race and the Van Dyke trial. And while we’re at it, to kick around the Kavanaugh appointment to the Supreme Court, too.
Our guests are Sylvia Ewing and Marilyn Katz. Both have worked on mayoral, aldermanic and issues campaigns, and both have advised political leaders as consultants and spokespeople. This seemed like a perfect time to seek their wisdom as these three major issues seem to be dominating the political discourse. As it happens, at the time of our recording the Van Dyke trial was headed to the jury and Kavanaugh was a few votes away from the Supreme Court.
Both guests say that Rahm Emanuel would have wanted a third term, but that too many issues were dragging him down, and he knew it was time to leave. Both are optimistic about Toni Preckwinkle, who they say has strong political skills, a decent record at the County and an ability to motivate younger voters.
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