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American Spectator's R. Emmett Tyrrell to Run for Mayor

By Kevin Robinson in News on Sep 14, 2010 2:20PM

2010_9_emmitt_tyrrell.gif R. Emmett Tyrrell, founder and editor of The American Spectator, intends to run for mayor of Chicago. Tyrrell, born of a long line of Chicago conservatives, told Patrick Hickey in an interview with his blog "...With Both Hands" that he intends to "announce my candidacy very soon in a proper venue." In the interview Tyrrell says that he has a plan to face Chicago's budget crisis, as well as to deal with crime and violence in Chicago's neighborhoods, all of which he has "outlined in my latest book. It will be a roadmap for the campaign ahead."

Tyrrell founded The American Spectator at Indiana University in 1967 as The Alternative, changing the name after the term "alternative" came to be "associated almost exclusively with radicals and with their way of life." No word yet on when or where Tyrrell's "proper venue" will be. Stay tuned!