Here's the latest from Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), taking another step towards a mayoral run......
from Rep. Jackson.................
This week marks the beginning of the political season in Chicago –
Tuesday was the first day that candidates for Mayor, City Clerk,
City Treasurer, and Alderman could circulate petitions to get on the
ballot for the February election. In the coming weeks, hundreds of
candidates for these offices will be asking the citizens of Chicago
to help them get on the ballot.
As you may know, I have been contemplating running for Mayor of
Chicago. I have formed an exploratory committee to examine the
prospects of pursuing such a candidacy. I have also embarked
on a listening tour around Chicago to hear from residents about
the issues that affect them. Those efforts are ongoing.
Furthermore, as part of my exploratory effort, I am circulating
petitions for Mayor. While I am still considering whether or not
to run, if I do not collect the necessary number of petitions,
there will be no decision to make. I need your help to get
petitions from as many registered voters in Chicago as possible.
Please contact my office at 773-731-4306 if you would like to
Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
Member of Congress