- Add Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to those who say they're publicly withholding endorsement in Chicago's mayoral race.
In advance of a Casimir Pulaski Day event, Preckwinkle told reporters she was "staying out of it."
Her silence is notable, given that she has what can be described as a tepid relationship with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The incumbent's challenger in the April 7 runoff is Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
Gov. Bruce Rauner last week declined to publicly support either candidate. He and Emanuel are friends and worked together during Emanuel's time as an investment banker.
Again, Rahm is an asshole. And people are loath to be associated with an asshole...even if they belong to the same Machine or wine tasting club. And if Rahm can't win an election on his own ("own" being endorsed by unions, supported by $30 million from Hollywood, and a presidential endorsement), then he doesn't get to hang with Bruce and Toni.