This is an Amusing Turn
The thing keeping most people out of public office is that's is just so damn expensive to run. Rahm has a war chest of several million raised from all sorts of sources in and outside of Chicago. Someone else just tapped into a pool of cash though:
- The head of the American Federation of Teachers says the national union is ready to spend $1 million to help Karen Lewis unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel if the Chicago Teachers Union president decides to run.
“I did say privately to Karen and at our executive council meeting that if Karen was to run, we would be all in,” AFT leader Randi Weingarten told the Chicago Sun-Times in an interview Tuesday. “In a race like this, spending $1 million would not be unprecedented for the AFT.”
Weingarten said Emanuel “has shown a deep disrespect for what public education is all about.”
Might this be the boost that pushes Lewis into the race?
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