With less than 100 days before the general election, August temperatures aren’t the only things on the rise. Political campaigns have grown more contentious—and expensive. President Obama shattered fundraising records when he raised more than $750 million for his 2008 campaign.
This week on our political podcast The Best Game in town, Sam Hudzik takes us inside a preliminary hearing on the challenges to Rahm Emanuel's mayoral candidacy. And a visitor from abroad examines Chicago's corruption.
In our latest installment, we turn from style and sizzle to steak and, er, turkeys.Yes, we took a big bite out of the major issues and key challenges facing the next mayor of Chicago this week - from pensions to police redeployment, from parking meters to public housing
This week on the Best Game in Town: We gather three political consultants to talk about the week that was. And this week was all about ads. Dave Kohn, Jeff Leitner and Delmarie Cobb join host Steve Edwards to talk through the final weeks of the various campaigns.
This week on Best Game in Town: We're less than a month away from the state-wide election. Host Steve Edwards brings together a panel of political insiders to give us a gut-check on the status of some of the tight races, including U.S. Senate and Illinois Governor.
This week on the Best Game in Town: We head to Chicago's Daley Plaza to talk about the resignation of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and the rest of the week's political news with NPR's David Schaper and Crain's Chicago Business Columnist Greg Hinz.
It's Friday, which means it is time for our political program, Best Game in Town. As the race for mayor becomes the race to raise dollars, a quirk in the new fundraising law may make holiday parties an expensive proposition.