Wags Out Of Mayor's Race
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 30, 2010 2:00PM
While Ald. Bob Fioretti announced that he plans to declare his candidacy for mayor soon, the first alderman to do so, Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd), an early favorite to challenge Mayor Daley before he announced his retirement, has announced he won't be running for Mayor after all. As he had indicated to us a few weeks ago, the issue, more than anything else, was the ever-widening field of candidates. Wags told Fran Speilman of the Sun-Times, “The field has become just too wide. Too many people jumping in, which makes it more difficult for anybody, even with a platform, to get out there and talk about the issues. No one’s talking about the issues. It’s all about who’s the most popular." He's now moving ahead with his previous plans to defend his aldermanic seat in the 32nd Ward.