Seems like the Mayor is getting a little bit unpopular these days.
From Associated Press:
Chicago Mayor Daley won't run for re-election
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he's not running for re-election after decades in office.
Daley said Tuesday he's been thinking about not running for several months and has become comfortable with his decision over the last several weeks. Daley says “it just feels right.” Daley says the time to move on “is now.”
The 68-year-old Democrat has been Chicago's mayor since 1989.
And of course, from The Hill:
Chicago mayor retires, spurring talk of a bid by Rahm Emanuel
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s (D) surprise announcement Tuesday that he will not seek another term spurred widespread speculation that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will run for the job.
Even though he has a plum position as President Obama’s senior staffer, Emanuel has spoken openly about his desire to run for mayor.
He released a statement Tuesday that didn’t answer the question.
“While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision to not run for reelection, I have never been surprised by his leadership, dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city and the people of Chicago,” he said.
He won’t have much time to decide — the election is Feb. 22, 2011, and candidates need to file by Nov. 22.
So we are looking at a tearful resignation from Emanuel and the announcement that he is running for Mayor. Daley gets some appointment from Obama and will live off the government teat through his retirement.
A big hat tip to Publius at Breitbart's Big GovernmentPosted by DaveH at September 7, 2010 07:13 PM | TrackBack