In 2010, LeAlan Jones ran a notable US Senate campaign for Barack Obama’s former seat. He started his radio journalism career at age 13 with his piece “Ghetto Life 101,” so he already had considerable name recognition going into it. At one point he polled 14 percent overall and well over 20 percent among his fellow African Americans. … Read more ...
From WBEZ Chicag (you can listen to or read the story here):
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Politicians around the city are making their final push for votes in Chicago’s mayoral and aldermanic races. The 26th ward on the city’s west side is home to something of a David and Goliath story with an 18-year-old going up against an experienced politician.
Sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the Reichel campaign:
In a statement released Saturday by 47th ward aldermanic candidate Matt Reichel,
Reichel takes aim at all three of his opponents for their lack of a sound fiscal
“In an election for municipal office at a time that the city has developed an
over $600 million deficit, one would assume that any realistic candidate for
alderman would address the need to create new revenue streams.… Read more ...
Emailed to email@example.com and posted at On The Wilder Side:
The Center Square Journal is reporting that 47th ward aldermanic candidate, Tom O’Donnell, has elected not to attend next Tuesday’s debate at the Dank Haus in Lincoln Square.
As to why O’Donnell may have decided to not come, fellow candidate Matt Reichel responded:
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Ask Carol Moseley Braun.
Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:
Alberto Bocanegra, Jr., Chair of the Cook County Greens, has apparently raised over $50,000 in his campaign for the 12th Ward Alderman in Chicago against incumbent George Cardenas and 3 other challengers. Cardenas has raised over $135,000 according to the Chicago Sun-Times.… Read more ...
Emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and posted by Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:
Reichel claims debate victory; Admonishes Mainstream Press for Failing the Public
This Wednesday, the four contenders for the now-vacant 47th ward aldermanic seat met in a packed gymnasium at Coonley Elementary School, and discussed a number of issues ranging from TIF’s to environmental policy.… Read more ...
Emailed to email@example.com:
After the announcement of incumbent alderman Gene Schulter’s departure from the 47th ward aldermanic election, Green Party candidate Matt Reichel has pronounced himself the favorite:
“I am the only remaining candidate who has been actively campaigning and organizing in this ward for nearly two years, as part of my congressional campaign.… Read more ...
BOCANEGRA CATCHES CARDENAS USING CITY RESOURCES TO PROMOTE CAMPAIGN
Alberto Bocanegra, candidate for Alderman in the 12th Ward, has exposed a glaring ethics violation by his opponent, incumbent George Cardenas.… Read more ...
Emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and posted at TPID:
Matt Reichel, two-time Green Party nominee for Congress in Illinois’s 5th District, has announced to supporters that he will try to unseat 9-term alderman Gene Schulter in the upcoming municipal elections.
Reichel won about 1,000 votes in the 47th ward part of the 5th district in last week’s election, and believes he can make up the difference needed to beat Schulter.… Read more ...