Garry McCarthy for Mayor???
Found this Tribune article via Newsalert this morning. An interesting, however, unlikely possibility if you believe Rahm Emanuel's former Chicago Police superintendent.
Former Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is mulling over making his first run for political office against the man who fired him — and now there are campaign buttons.And here's more:
Small gold and green "GMFM" buttons have been circulating in some corners of the city. That's short for Garry McCarthy For Mayor. And in an interview with the Chicago Tribune, McCarthy acknowledged he's weighing a challenge against Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
"There's a group of people who are very serious about this, and they are looking at all the angles," McCarthy said Wednesday. "I haven't said 'no' yet. Let's put it that way."
He's not close to saying "yes" yet, either, calling a run for mayor "probably unlikely.
McCarthy, 58, said he knows running for mayor would be difficult on his family. He's married to prominent attorney Kristin Barnette, and the couple have an 8-month-old son. But McCarthy also said he "can't stand what's going on in this city."Of course he may still have to answer for his role in the LaQuan McDonald story where there were allegations of a cover-up in releasing any footage of McDonald's shooting in 2014.
"Honestly, I swing back and forth both ways. ... I'm not sure I want to do that to my family. As my wife so eloquently put it, 'Everybody just started leaving us alone, why would you want to get back into a rat race like that?'" McCarthy said. "But I have this thing about making a difference, and I was well down that road before the rug got pulled out from underneath me."
Would anyone like to see McCarthy as Mayor of Chicago? Is anyone certain Mayor Emanuel - who had a tough go as Mayor since 2011 - will run in 2019?
Garry McCarthy for mayor? Chicago's former top cop says run is unlikely, but campaign buttons are circulating https://t.co/2zQ9cg9rzz pic.twitter.com/oQioLAxtz7— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) July 6, 2017