Any thoughts on the candidates? We're trying to decide who to vote for next week. We like Miguel Del Valle a lot, and I actually came away from an NPR interview with Carol Moseley Braun pretty impressed, despite a lot of hubbub about her temper and a few infamous soundbytes (and I think she addressed these matters pretty well in the interview). Gery Chico is endorsed by both the Tea Party and a lot of the unions around here... maybe this would be something that's more interesting to readers of F&OST. Chico also has the benefit of being most likely to force Emanuel into a run-off.
If I had to vote today I'd probably vote for Miguel Del Valle as mayor, but I haven't really been in the city long enough or followed the candidates long enough to have a strongly formed opinion yet.
Do Chicagoans in particular have any thoughts about all this? Other than a lot of inane attention given to Rahm Emanuel, I haven't really heard much talk from folks about the upcoming election.
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