The African-American community in Chicago has tried for some time to coalesce around a single candidate for mayor. Now, after Rep. Danny Davis dropped out, Carol Moseley Braun is the main black candidate.
Rahm Emanuel was sent off from his post as White House chief of staff by President Obama on Friday. Political analysts say he won't have it easy trying to win the race for Chicago mayor.
While speculation has focused on Rahm Emanuel the candidate – and what his departure would mean for the West Wing – there’s no guarantee he'll be Chicago's next mayor.
To many Chicagoans, Rahm Emanuel seems too brash and has not connected with community leaders. His Washington connections mean little to constituents, whose support any mayoral candidate needs to win – namely, black and Latino voters.
Critics say Chicago students shouldn't miss class to point out education-funding disparities.