|Via Mayor's Office Fellowship Program
Troy LaRaviere, former CPS Principal who was removed from his position because of his political activities against Mayor Rahm Emanuel. We're still in the petition signature period and LaRaviere realized he's come up a bit short.
However as Rich Miller notes on his blog Tuesday, as LaRaviere withdraws from the mayor's race, we have La Shawn Ford who's currently a state representative who's throwing his hat into the race.
Troy LaRaviere drops out of mayor’s race as Rep. La Shawn Ford gets in https://t.co/mt8BDMRrUX— Rich Miller (@capitolfax) November 13, 2018
“I accepted the meeting so I could tell him face-to-face that I could not accept his support as long as he aligned himself with a singularly corrupt President who poisons our culture with divisive racist and sexist proclamations every other time he opens his mouth,” LaRaviere wrote.Well LaRaviere probably wouldn't have worked well with the President at all! We just won't know how that will work out now.
LaRaviere said he told West’s staffers that, if West wanted to meet, he “needed to come to my space . . . Symbolically I could not move toward a Trump supporter; if he wanted to talk, he needed to move toward me.”
West’s camp, “must have sensed my reluctance because they eventually stopped reaching out for the meeting,” LaRaviere wrote.
“I could not associate my campaign or my name with a man who had aligned himself with a president as racist, as corrupt, and as dangerous as Donald Trump. To paraphrase Omar Little, a man has to have a code,” he wrote.