Examining Mayor Emanuel: The money maker

May 16, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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The new Mayor has raised campaign funds for politicians as varied as Mayor Richard M. Daley and former President Bill Clinton.

Mayor-elect Emanuel raised big funds for Mayor Daley, former President Bill Clinton and numerous Democratic Congressional runs in 2006. He’s also filled his own campaign war chests and personal bank accounts. After leaving the Clinton White House he had a brief but very successful run as an investment banker.

Crain’s Chicago Business political blogger Greg Hinz has had his eye on the money trail, and he joined Eight Forty-Eight to talk about the new Mayor’s way with money.