This much you already know: Political campaigns can be costly. And that's especially true for one candidate who ran for Chicago alderman last year.John Garrido lost after getting knocked around by negative ads.
A Republican in the Chicago City Council is a rare breed. For the past twenty years, there's been exactly one. Ald. Brian Doherty is retiring, but in at least two runoff races taking place in April, Republicans are in contention. Technically, the office of alderman is non-partisan.