Report: Ald. Beale may run against Jackson, but there may be something else going on
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011
* Roll Call reports that Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. might have another primary opponent. This time, an African-American…
The two men have been allies for a while, but they’ve reportedly had a personal falling out lately.
From what I can gather, Beale offered not long ago to support former US Rep. Debbie Halvorson against Jackson. Apparently, that’s been circulating around the South Side for several days. So, we may finally be getting to the bottom of Jackson’s self-destructive tantrum over the new district map.
5th Ward Ald. Leslie Hairston, who voted against the disastrous parking meter deal, is also being talked up as a possible Jackson opponent.
It goes without saying that a credible African-American opponent for Jackson would be big trouble for the incumbent, whether or not Halvorson stays in the race.
Stay tuned, campers.
* Other things…