Skip to comments.Black Caucus Chairman Purges Himself of Emanuel's 20K
Posted on 10/13/2018 3:02:03 PM PDT by PBRCat
The chairman of the City Councils Black Caucus is purging himself of a surprise, $20,000 contribution from Mayor Rahm Emanuel amid concern that it might damage his chances of winning re-election.
Instead of keeping the money and putting the windfall into his campaign fund, Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) is distributing the mayors check in $2,000 increments to ten community organizations and other groups in his ward that are working to stop the never-ending cycle of gang violence and train people for jobs.
The alderman said he appreciated the mayors gesture and means no disrespect.
But he was concerned about how the mayoral contribution would have been perceived by voters in his South Side ward who have not forgiven Emanuel for his handling of the Laquan McDonald shooting video.
The reality is, my ward is 98 percent black and some of my constituents dont really have a super favorable opinion of Rahm Emanuel.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.suntimes.com ...
Oldest trick in the book
the “community orgnizations” will kick it back to his campaign
Vote buying with other people's money. Democrats specialty.
Walkin around money .
It no doubt belonged to the city’s treasury - not his personally.
“donating” or passing along the monies is still accepting it and doing some thing with it.
I think if someone receives money from someone they don’t want contribution from they should return money to the person its the only way to say you really did not accept the money.
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