The Trib looks at the Chicago mayoral runoff

Here's a look from the Trib at the dynamics of the Emanuel/Garcia mayoral runoff.

Mayor Emanuel's disgraceful behavior in the Chic-fil-a affair continues to prevent me from rooting for him very hard. It's difficult for me to have much sympathy for a guy who would abuse his power to prevent someone who honestly disagrees with him about a political issue from opening a restaurant within the city limits. But at a moment when Chicago's finances are teetering on the edge of a cliff, his fiscal restraint seems to me to be important enough- and a significant enough source of opposition to him- that if I still lived there I'd probably vote for him just to help my home town keep its head above water.

The runoff is April 7.


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