The Chicago Teachers’ Union had a firm reaction to news that Mayor Rahm Emanuel has more than $5 million in the bank 16 months before his reelection: “He needs every damn dime,” said Stacy Davis Gates, political legislative director for the Chicago Teachers Union.
She said Emanuel should expect all-out battle in his next campaign.
Davis Gates was reacting to a Chicago Sun-Times report on Friday that showed he was raising money at a frenetic pace — including more than $1.1 million in contributions of $1,000 or more in the month of September alone — more than any of the five gubernatorial candidates who will face voters a year before the mayor does.
“It’s money from out of town. He’s able to channel his old script. They’re not