Gun Maker Supporting Rahm Emanuel, While Emanuel Demands Banks Stop Supporting Gun Makers
However Rahm Emanuel seems to enjoy the support of some very big gun-makers, who write him checks for his campaign.
The Illinois Observer notes the New Chicago Committee
Emanuel Political Operation Re-branded – While Emanuel was visiting the sewer site on Friday, Lynn Lockwood, a Chicago Library Board member and chair of the mayor’s political operation, “New Chicago Committee”, which pipes in the mayor’s political money from top donors such as Fred Eychaner, James Crown, Craig Duchossois among many others, was changing the group’s name with the Illinois Board of Elections to: “The Chicago Committee”. There ya go.
Who is this James Crown supporting Rahm Emanuel?
James S. Crown, 56, to serve as lead director. Crown’s service as lead director will begin on May 5, 2010. He is the board’s first lead director, filling a position that was created in February.
Crown is the longest-serving member of the General Dynamics’ board, having been a director since 1987. He is president of Henry Crown and Company of Chicago, Ill. He also serves as a director of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Sara Lee Corporation.
General Dynamics makes a whole catalog of weapons, including the M2HB pictured.
And he is a long time political donor to Rahm Emanuel, and other Democrats (and a few Republicans too).