Gutierrez vs. McEntee in Chicago's Mayoral Race

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After AFSCME President Gerald McEntee backed Rahm Emanuel in the Chicago mayoral race, here's what Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez, another mayoral contender, had to say about it:


"This is the same Rahm Emanuel who said 'Fuck the UAW!' " Gutierrez characterized McEntee's endorsement of Emanuel as "a disgrace to the labor movement. ... What about all my years paying dues as an AFSCME member or all those year walking picket lines as Congressman? I guess that counts for nothing," Gutierrez continued.

Read the full story at anti-corporate website In These Times.*

Gutierrez has been known to have ambitions for the office for some time. He's consistently listed by Chicago political consultants and longtime observers as one of the top-tier candidates in a year that's ripe for the Hispanic vote to play a significant role in the election. 

Here's a list of the candidates that could play significant roles in the Chicago mayoral race, compiled last week. Here's a rundown of the factors working for and against Emanuel in the race.

UPDATE: The journalistic scope of the publication In These Times, as I was notified, reaches far beyond anti-corporatism. In These Times describes itself, in the "about" section of its website, as "a nonprofit and independent newsmagazine committed to political and economic democracy and opposed to the dominance of transnational corporations and the tyranny of marketplace values over human values."
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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