President Obama comes to Chicago Thursday to help a few Illinois Democrats running for statewide and national offices. But the president will have to be careful to avoid stepping into a wild Chicago mayors race.
Officially Obama is here to fund raise for Alexi Giannoulias, the 34-year-old Treasurer who wants to follow in his senatorial footsteps. But he’s also expected to toss an endorsement to Governor Pat Quinn while he’s here, according to Lynn Sweet from the Sun-Times. (He reportedly taped a radio ad for Quinn that will begin airing Monday.)
All three, however, want to avoid Rahm Emanuel.
The former White House Chief of Staff arrived in Chicago Monday to launch his bid for mayor, and his face has been on the front page of just about every newspaper in town since he arrived.
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