* 4:39 pm - An organizer of the Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson fundraiser this Sunday in Chicago featuring Rahm Emanuel has just sent out a notice saying that the event has been postponed “due to circumstances which are probably obvious to most.”
So, no Rahmapalooza this Sunday, I’m afraid. They’re looking at September 26th instead.
* Meanwhile, this could give you something to chew on tonight. From Greg Hinz…
Gov. Pat Quinn, his election effort already reeling, appears to have suffered a staggering blow with Mayor Richard M. Daley’s stunning decision to retire.
There only is so much political energy in any town, even Chicago, and now all the energy here is going into the wide-open race for mayor.
That leaves little if anything for Mr. Quinn, who badly needs to rally Chicago’s Democratic base if he’s to get back into the contest with GOP nominee Bill Brardy.
It ain’t over yet, not with two months of campaigning left. But Mr. Daley’s oxygen-sucking move is the last thing Illinois’ rookie governor needed.
Agree or disagree?