— Rep. Danny Davis
Judging by the comments coming in Chicagoans black and white are not happy with Davis. Lynn Sweet see here Many say Bill Clinton can come anytime he likes. Several write that Davis does not and should not speak for all African Americans in Chicago.
DAVIS TO BILL CLINTON: STAY HOME. Rep. Danny Davis, along with Carol Moseley Braun is running against former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel for Mayor of Chicago. Rep. Davis put out a statement regarding President Bill Clinton’s future involvement in support of Emanuel. Davis asks that Pres. Clinton not “become involved in the Chicago Mayoral Election. Emanuel is way ahead in the polls. The election in February 22.
Rep. Danny Davis: “While we recognize the right of any individual to endorse and support any candidate that they so choose, I am seriously concerned and disturbed by press reports that former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to come to Chicago to campaign for Rahm Emanuel, who is a candidate for Mayor… The African American community has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with the Clintons, however it appears as though some of that relationship maybe fractured and perhaps even broken should former President Clinton come to town and participate overtly in efforts to thwart the legitimate political aspirations of Chicago’s Black community… We respectfully request and urge former President Clinton not to become involved in the Chicago Mayoral Election.”