Congressman Danny Davis isn't taking the holiday break lightly.
As others quitely gear up for a renewed Chicago mayoral campaign after the New Year, Davis is stepping up the energy and the publicity this week.
First came yesterday's press conference aimed at highlighting his pledge to clean up city politics. Now comes his statement today that former President Bill Clinton should rethink his plans to campaign in Chicago on behalf of Rahm Emanuel.
The Davis campaign issued a press release today urging Clinton not to make such an appearance, arguing that doing so could jeopardize his "long and fruitful relationship" with the African-American community. After all, Clinton was often symbolically known as America's "first black president" by some in the community long before Barack Obama won election to the White House in 2008.
Davis claims that relationship could be hampered by choosing to support a white candidate, Rahm Emanuel, over two black candidates who've considered him a friend as well - Davis and former U.S.