BROWN: Trade, industrial and smaller government unions gave Pritzker the boost he sought to claim the mantle of friend of the working man.
Laura Washington: Lower-value properties in minority neighborhoods are assessed at higher rates than more expensive homes, Kennedy says.
His campaign dismissed any speculation that his light spending reports signal a lack of commitment, insisting, “Chris is in this race to stay.”
For Pritzker, trying to build early momentum in the Democratic field, union support is key to knocking down criticism that he’s just another rich guy.
“I’m the guy that most people wish would go away, but it’s not going to happen,” Daiber said.
It’s too soon to say whether Summers’ backing will have its intended effect of log-rolling the black community’s support to J.B. Pritzker.
If Summers joins the race, he’ll be the only African-American candidate.