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Stroger Responds To Davis' Endorsement

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Dec 17, 2009 7:20PM

2009_12_14_toddler.jpg We've already mentioned U.S. Rep. Danny Davis endorsed Dorothy Brown in the Cook County Board president race. Now incumbent Todd Stroger's campaign has fired back at Davis and taken a more subtle shot at the WGN/Tribune poll which placed him third. Stroger's campaign released a statement from campaign manager Vince Williams that said:

Congressman Davis has made a point of expressing his desire to not create or involve himself in any issue that would divide the African American community. However, this endorsement has the potential to do just that, divide the community. The contradiction is obvious even within the Congressman's own political orgainization [sic].

However, as recent as yesterday, WVON radio station conducted a poll on the four candidates for Cook County Board President. More than 63 percent of the respondents indicated they will cast their vote for President Stroger. Many of the individuals reflected in this poll are residents of the west side and 7th Congressional district. We will continue to campaign aggressively throughout Cook County presenting the numerous accomplishments of President Stroger.

Oh SNAP! We scanned WVON's site but couldn't find any additional details about this poll. No word if Stroger intends to go after Rep. Luis Guitierrez for his endorsement of Ald. Toni Preckwinkle.