Wal-Mart Supporting Alderman, Wal-Mart Opponent Make Nice
By Chuck Sudo in News on Dec 17, 2010 2:00PM
Delmarie Cobb (left); 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale
Cobb told Clauss of that she still felt Beale had the best interests of the 9th Ward in mind, despite their difference in opinion on Wal-Mart. Cobb, a longtime supporter of Beale, broke with him earlier this year to organize a group of community and labor groups to pressure Wal-Mart into offering a starting wage of $11.03 an hour.
“One of the things Roland Burris said years ago to me that I came to agree with as I got older: If you agree with an elected official or candidate on 7 out of 10 things, then you can find common ground,” said Ms. Cobb, referring to the former senator, who once was one of her clients.