Thursday, August 5, 2010

Daley sounds like he's running for re-election in his annual speech

This has been speculation for a while in addition to news that one-third of the city council may not stand for re-election next year. That includes Ald. Helen Shiller (46th Ward) who said she will not run again. At least eight alderman are considering retirement.

As for Daley he's been taking a beating in the polls within the last month, but there's uncertainty as to whether or not he will run again next year. Clout Street says his State of the City address indicates that he may run again:
Mayor Richard Daley sounded like a politician who's going to run for re-election as he delivered his annual State of the City speech, said several aldermen who heard it today.

Throughout the 40-minute talk, Daley touched on future improvements he thinks are important for Chicago's success in areas of job growth and education.

"Everything he said had future goals attached to it," said Ald. Latasha Thomas, 17th. "He sounded like he at least wanted to get that started."

Ald. Daniel Solis, 25th, said he expects Daley to run again to see such long-term plans come to fruition.

"If those are going to get implemented, he's the person to do it," Solis said.

Daley has not said whether he will run for a record seventh term in February, though he's expected to be on the ballot.
Well we will know when we know. Will Chicago begin a new era next year when we know that a Daley won't be on the ballot for Mayor?

BTW, I forgot to note at least three aldermen are angling to make a run for mayor. One said he would do it whether Daley runs next year or not. That being 32nd Ward Ald. Scott Waugespack.

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