SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
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

City Alderman Anthony Beale (D) is also considering running against Jackson, according to two Chicago-area Democratic sources.

Beale didn’t deny his interest in a Congressional bid in a statement passed on by his spokeswoman Monday.

“I’m focused on doing the best job I can as Alderman of the 9th ward,” Beale said. […]

“He’s [Jackson] playing with an enormous hornet’s nest here, and he’s inviting a third party into the race,” one Chicago Democratic insider said. “What has brought all this to the forefront is his own doing.”

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…

* RIP: Mary Joe Arndt

* Schock to speak at dinner

- Posted by Rich Miller        


19 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 11:19 am:

    It’s been a long strange trip for Trips the last few years. He thought he would be a Senator in the majority at this point. Nothing worse than being a rep in the minority.


  2. - The Captain - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 11:25 am:

    Yeah, so about 90% of what I think about the headline can’t be said here, so let’s just say this could get very messy. And frankly I don’t need to be entertained that badly so let’s just hope everyone sorts themselves out here.


  3. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 11:27 am:

    ===And frankly I don’t need to be entertained that badly ===

    Me neither. Let’s keep it clean, people.


  4. - Responsa - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 11:32 am:

    Rarely in politics has someone who was given so much, frittered it away so effortlessly and so obviously and so publicly as has JJJ.


  5. - Team Sleep - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 11:32 am:

    Maybe I’m overshooting the moon, but such an entry by Mr. Beale could elevate Debbie Halvorson to the winner’s circle. Mr. Beale could syphon off enough of the minority vote to put a serious dent in JJJ’s showing, thus allowing Debbie to pull out a squeaker.


  6. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 11:35 am:

    ===Maybe I’m overshooting the moon===

    You are not.


  7. - train111 - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 11:51 am:

    Responsa
    You are right on the money here. JJJ had so much, but fell to the 2nd District curse. Remember Gus Savage, then Mel Reynolds, now JJJ. Not a good record for the 2nd.


  8. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 11:56 am:

    ===but fell to the 2nd District curse===

    His problems have very little to do with the district, other than the fact that he, like his predecessors, thought they were invincible.


  9. - DoubleDown - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 12:15 pm:

    I have a simple question since 99% of the people here are a lot more knowledgeable then me regarding this political issue. My question is will the Peotone/Will County conservatives in this new district be courted by any democratic candidate or will the republican vote not be relevant, and the democratic candidates will just campaign to their base ?
    - Thanks


  10. - train111 - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 12:33 pm:

    Doubledown
    Quinn carried the district 78.6% to 21.4% over Brady. The Will County conservatives are pretty buried in that district.


  11. - South Suburbs - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 12:33 pm:

    The Strong Dems in this district break 65/30 Black to White. I think a credible Af Am candidate would have a much better shot than Debbie, especially with the Blue Dog record she racked up when she was in the House. The Will County/Kankakee portions of this district do not factor in a Democratic primary, except to boost the Black share of the vote with University Park, Pembrooke, and Kankakee.


  12. - Irishpirate - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 12:36 pm:

    Even one on one against a credible black opponent JJJ would be in trouble.

    If I were to create a IrishPiratestein’s monster to defeat JJJ I would find a good government type black female pol to run and take him on.

    Anyone know any younger versions of Toni Preckwinkle?

    Such a pol could probably count on a large majority of the white vote and a good hunk of the black vote. Particularly among black females who are a bit less enamored of the diminutive wonder than they used to be.

    The question we all need to ask though is does anyone truly want JJJ out of office? Do you really want to be subjected to the endless press conferences and speculation as to his “comeback”?

    Let’s all get into the wayback machine and recall the weeks before Blago was arrested. Remember how annoying JJJ was as he tried to get the Senate appointment. I think his wife referred to him as a “beast” at the time. “Beast” having a complementary meaning in her view. Sorta like old White Stockings fans might remember Greg Luzinski.


  13. - The Captain - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 1:00 pm:

    Wasn’t Greg Luzinski “The Bull”?


  14. - Irishpirate - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 1:03 pm:

    Luzinski may have been “the bull”. I meant the comparison more to point out how Mrs JJJ viewed the term “beast”.

    I actually viewed the word “beast” negatively, until someone more attuned to the black community told me the word had a positive meaning in the sense it was used.


  15. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 1:06 pm:

    No positive can be attached to Luzinski’s performance against the Orioles in the 83 playoffs.


  16. - anon - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 1:18 pm:

    The premise of JJJ out of DC would be far more appealing if it didn’t mean he may spend more time in Chicago.


  17. - Stones - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 1:32 pm:

    Worslinger…did you have to bring up the ‘83 Sox reference today of all days?


  18. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 1:37 pm:

    Stones,

    Dybzinski.

    See? There have been worse days than today for Sox fans.


  19. - Wow - Tuesday, Sep 27, 11 @ 4:47 pm:

    I think Beale would be a factor if he gets in but if someone like Toi Hutchison got in JJJ is finished!


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* "Mike Madigan's favorite state Senator"
* #Winning!
* In the spirit of the times...
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* Qualcomm ushers in the ‘next era of wearables’ with Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC
* Alcatel to launch OneTouch Idol 4, Idol 4S, packaging morphs into VR goggles
* Get the Nexus 5X even cheaper (starting at $280) on eBay while you can
* HTC M10 mockup revealed, to have a new name at launch
* According to leak, HTC’s One M10 will feature UltraPixel technology front and back
* Samsung Galaxy S7 pre-orders may commence the very day of the announcement
* Future Apple Watch Could Adjust iPhone Volume Based on Ambient Noise

* Melky: White Sox must play like family to contend
* White Sox remodel in big way this offseason
* White Sox ink Ishikawa to Minor League deal
* White Sox sign righty Latos to 1-year deal
* White Sox sign Mat Latos for one year, $3 million
* Source: White Sox land right-hander Latos
* White Sox lag behind league in solving second spot

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* Rauner's lawsuit reforms will create jobs in Il.....
* Morning Spin: With Obama gone, Illinois Democra.....
* Obama calls for budget compromise - Northern St.....


* EXCHANGE: iPads enhance learning at Marion schools
* Chicago transit overhaul gets $156M in new federal funds
* 29 school districts get help financing building projects
* Illinois asks FEMA for more time to assess flood damage
* Report: Illinois' budget woes will require 'painful' fixes
* Chicago-area man sentenced to 20 years in drug case
* Aurora to pay $2.65 million to wrongly imprisoned man
* Illinois coal mine owner seeks expansion as fire lingers
* 'A lesson in humility.' Obama recalls his Springfield tenure
* Lawsuit of man who questioned police shootings dismissed

* President Obama returns to his political roots, connects with past friends, supporters
* Bill aims to create foundation to raise private money for state fairgrounds
* Obama returns to his political roots, connects with past friends, supporters
* Presidential visit notebook: Obama doesn't like horseshoes?
* District 186 misses out on construction bond program
* Vehicle emissions test notices suspended amid budget impasse
* Rauner: Bureaucracy is holding Illinois back
* Peoria's Par-A-Dice casino laying off 40, cites impact of video gaming
* IDOT Traffic Safety Division moving to new Springfield location
* Illinois bill would criminalize filming fights to put online

* New to Airbnb: Van Gogh's bedroom
* Giving a whole new meaning to power walking
* What if an hour of exercise could power your smartphone?
* President Barack Obama's remarks today to Illinois legislators
* Boeing cutting managers, executives in commercial planes unit


* Occupiers at Oregon refuge say they’ll turn themselves in
* Chicago to host 2017 NHL Draft
* The Mix — The Chicago Auto Show (and 4 more cool things to check out this weekend)
* Dear Abby: She wants more than just platonic dates
* Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Feb. 11
* Yelp names three Chicago eateries among Top 100 in the nation
* Vehicle emissions test notices suspended amid budget impasse
* Tony Bennett up for 19th Grammy; rare Friars Club honor
* Sneed: Former inspector general’s suit against the city
* Brown: Rare drama in City Council, but final act is a letdown


* Chicago to host 2017 NHL draft: report
* Man shot on West Side
* 2 shot dead in Gary
* Justice Department enters civil rights suit against Ferguson in strong position
* Police seek witness to several crimes in Museum Campus area
* Latest Illinois budget casualty: No heads-up on emissions testing
* Chicago transit overhaul gets $156M in federal funds, $125M more possible
* 3 'bladed weapons' used to kill most of 6 family members in Gage Park
* Lawyer seeks to question Emanuel on 'code of silence' for lawsuit
* Returning to his roots, Obama calls for an end to 'poisonous political climate'


* President Obama returns to his political roots, connects with past friends, supporters
* Our View: Illinois officials should heed Obama's call for civility, compromise
* Bill aims to create foundation to raise private money for state fairgrounds
* Bernard Schoenburg: State GOP past $250,000 in support for Rep. Avery Bourne
* Eugene Robinson: Rubio's revealing loop
* Derrik Gay: Reducing fossil fuel dependence aids U.S. troops
* George F. Will: Break the teeth-whitening monopoly
* Obama returns to his political roots, connects with past friends, supporters
* Presidential visit notebook: Obama doesn't like horseshoes?
* District 186 misses out on construction bond program


* Podcast: Tom Kacich 02-11-16
* 40 days of finding our true value
* Look whose team beat No. 1 Sooners
* Light within must overcome darkness
* George Will: Whitening government's stain
* Chuck Koplinski: 'Hail, Caesar!' gently skewers Hollywood
* Upheaval for Dems, GOP
* Notes-Worthy: Jon Foley
* Rich Warren: Caring for turntables is key
* Entertainment listings, Feb. 11-18, 2016


* Brazil and University of Texas reach deal on Zika vaccine
* Ex-executive due for sentencing in West Virginia spill
* South African police captain arrested in fatal beatings
* South African bookshop a treasure trove of eclectic history
* Hoffenheim promotes U19s coach Julian Nagelsmann to top job

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Durbin Joins Labor/Immigrant Workshop and ......
* Emanuel, Durbin, CTA Announce Funding for ......

* Illinois delegation members join together ......

* Where's Weyermuller: Watching Chicago teachers demand more from near-bankrupt system
* Trump, Cruz and Carson discuss health care plans at New Hampshire GOP debate
* Starkehaus: Political Football and “Buy-Cotts”
* Cruz ad: We wouldn't tolerate these values in our children
* Random thoughts. Compromise.
* Ken Dunkin. Great moments in Illinois politics.
* Quotes of the weird quiz.
* Marcus Crassus, Bruce Rauner and the turnaround agenda.
* More Than One Can Bear
* It’s the delegates who matter, dummy!


* Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
* Keep Your Family Safe This Winter - November through February are leading months for carbon monoxide related incidents
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano Awards Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP
* State Regulator Elected Treasurer of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller