For what has been a relatively uncontroversial Democratic primary, the gloves came off Wednesday night when 8th Congressional District candidate Raja Krishnamoorthi criticized his opponent Tammy Duckworth's economic recovery plan as mere sound bites, lacking substance during a debate on WTTW's Chicago Tonight.
- Foe tries to score points on Duckworth during Democratic debate [Clout Street]
Illinois Appellate Court Judge Aurelia Pucinski bashed her successor Dorothy Brown Wednesday, saying the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office has turned the task of record-keeping into a jumbled mess. Incredulous, the Brown campaign fired back that they had to fix the chaos Pucinski left behind when she left office in 2000. Pucinski is endorsing Brown’s Democratic primary rival, Ald. Ricardo Munoz (22nd).
- Pucinski, Brown blame each other for Circuit Court clerk mess [Clout Street]
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. on Monday touted the backing of more than 50 ministers, including one who said “political demonic forces” were driving the agenda of Democratic primary opponent Debbie Halvorson.
- Jackson Jr. Wins Backing Of Dozens Of Ministers In Re-Election Fight [CBS Chicago]
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. raised twice as much money as rival Debbie Halvorson in the last quarter of 2011. But with money she already had in her account, the two head into next month’s Democratic primary for the South Side and south suburban 2nd Congressional seat with a roughly equal amount of money to spend.
Longtime alderman Ricardo Munoz is weighing a Democratic primary challenge to Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown following her poor showing in a failed run for County Board president.