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Sweet blog special: DNC chief Howard Dean in Chicago Wednesday for funder. Will be introduced by Daley and Ald.-elect Sandi Jackson (Rep. Jesse Jackson's wife)


Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean hits Chicago Wednesday for a series of fundraising events--from low dollar grassroots/young professionals to private dinner with bigger party boosters. He'll also bring together--at least for a few minutes--Mayor Daley and Sandi Jackson, who just beat the mayor's candidate for alderman.

At a rally at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Dean will be introduced by Daley--and soon to be alderman Sandi Jackson, wife of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) and daughter-in-law of the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Rep. Jackson has been a major Daley critic. Ald.-elect Jackson has her own electoral base and can be an independent voice in the City Council.

Sandi Jackson worked at the DNC in Washington training people how to run for office. She used her own lessons to help create the Jackson organization on the South Side and get herself elected to represent the 7th ward last month.

This from a DNC spokesman: "Chairman Dean is committed to encouraging people across the country to get out and run for office and make a difference in their communities. Not only did Sandi take Chairman Dean's message to heart, but she put the tools in her training program to work to serve her community."

Plus--they are thrilled the mayor will participate.

from the DNC...

Howard Dean to Join Mayor Daley for Grassroots Rally
Washington, DC - Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean will headline a DNC grassroots fundraising rally at the Hilton Chicago on Wednesday, March 14. Dean will be joined by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Alderman-elect Sandi Jackson and more than 200 Democratic activists.

Who: DNC Chairman Howard Dean, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Chicago Ward 7 Alderman-elect Sandi Jackson

What: DNC Grassroots Fundraising Reception

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 from 6 - 7 pm

Where: Hilton Chicago, Waldorf Room (3rd Floor), 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

* Reporters interested in covering the event


Howard Dean rocks!

Unfortunately, Ald. Jackson's flight was delayed and she missed the event. Fortunately for me, though, because it meant I had the honor of introducing both Mayor Daley and Gov. Dean, who does indeed rock.

Now if only the Democratic Party of Illinois would get with the program and accept the four free DNC-paid volunteers provided to every state, so that it could be Dean's 50-state program instead of just 49...

Please call.

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