Chicago Trib blasts Rahm Emanuel over data showing 70% of donors get lucrative city hall contracts

Chicago Trib blasts Rahm Emanuel over data showing 70% of donors get lucrative city hall contracts
Rahm Emanuel presides at the grant opening of the Morgan "L" Station in 2012. (Image: Screen grab of Chicago Mayor's Office video, YouTube)

[Ed. – Talks the talk, doesn’t walk the walk.]

What do you get when you combine the most corrupt city in the United States with a mayor that got his political debut serving in the Clinton White House?  Well, according to data presented by the Chicago Tribunetoday, it may just all add up to the second most sophisticated ‘pay-to-play’ operation in history…you know, because no one will ever come close to beating the Clintons at their own game.

After reviewing more than 500 contributions made to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel of at least $5,000 since July 2015, the Tribune reports today that nearly 70% of them came from people who have received, or are seeking, lucrative contracts with City Hall.  Frankly, we are ‘shocked.’

As Mayor Rahm Emanuel ramps up his campaign fundraising toward a possible third term, he continues to rely on donors who have received City Hall benefits, ranging from contracts and zoning approvals to appointments and personal endorsements from the mayor, the Chicago Tribune has found.

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