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Big Gulp Bloomberg’s Big Bet on Kelly (D-Giannoulias) vs. Halvorson (D-Blagojevich)

John Kass 20 February 2013 2 Comments

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is butting his way into Chicago politics like some Mayor Buttinski.


Bloomberg, the billionaire, news mogul and despiser of large soda drinks, is spending at least $2.1 million here to determine which Democrat in the 2nd Congressional District gets to replace the troubled and criminally charged former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Bud Light.

Because had Bloomberg bothered to actually speak with the African-American residents he’s seeking to re-educate — in communities where young men with gang ties or teenagers walking home from school aren’t safe — he might be surprised to learn that things aren’t so simple.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune


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