Chicago mayoral hopeful Rahm Emanuel is on vacation in Thailand this week; his campaign on Friday night sent out a statement from him reacting to Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) dropping out of the mayor's race. Though Davis endorsed former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (D-Ill.), front-runner Emanuel throws him a shout out in his statement ("his views will be needed") as he looks ahead, perhaps, of getting some support from him if Braun does not survive the Feb. 22 non-partisan primary. If no one gets more than 50 percent on Feb. 22, the top two vote getters face-off on April 5.
Emanuel statement: "Congressman Davis' work on behalf of the people of Chicago goes back many years, and it certainly won't stop today - his views will be needed in the dialogue about the city's future. With all of the challenges we face, we must come together to work on behalf of all Chicagoans and address the needs of every neighborhood."