Friday, May 16, 2008

Update on the Rush rumor

A quick update from yesterday's story on the rumor of Rep. Bobby Rush possibly stepping down

On Thursday afternoon, Ald. Lyle was on WVON's Cliff Kelley show denying rumors that Rush is stepping down as the 1st Congressional District representative. Roland Burris (now a 6th ward resident!) and St. Senator Kwame Raoul (who replace Obama when he became US Senator) were also guests. Raoul had expressed interest in the past of vying for the Rep. seat when Rush was done.

The update on Rep. Rush -- while he can't talk (it's salivary cancer), he is still able to communicate & do work from home. So while he is in recovery, he is still active.

Ideas that came across in the show included the idea that the rumor was spread for political reasons, although none of the guests would venture a guess as to who was the culprit.

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