House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) hits Chicago, keynoting at Operation PUSH's regular Saturday meeting. She'll speak at 9:30 a.m. at PUSH headquarters, 930 E. 50th. She is backing Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.),the son of PUSH founder Rev. Jesse Jackson, in his primary re-election battle with former Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.).
Pelosi will hold a press conference to highlight her endorsement of Jackson Jr. after the PUSH service, at PUSH Hq.
It is the policy of the Democratic House political operation to stay with an incumbent in a contested primary.