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Sheriff Dart Addresses Possible Campaign for Mayor

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Sheriff Dart Addresses Possible Campaign for Mayor

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart addresses reporters outside the county jail. (WBEZ/Tony Arnold)

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart discussed a possible campaign for mayor of Chicago today. Meanwhile, the field of candidates continues to grow.

Chicago City Clerk Miguel Del Valle announced his candidacy for mayor through a spokesman by email late last night.

By contrast, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart held a news conference on an unrelated topic and was flooded with questions about the practicality of running a mayoral campaign. Questions on fundraising.

DART: I’ve had to raise money. It’s a distasteful thing.

On name recognition.

DART: I think the voters know who I am.

On political organizations.

DART: The days of organizations are something that have gone and it’s really people.

On his family.

DART: I have family of five children nine and under.

Dart says the time isn’t right to announce if he’s definitely running, but he says he’s gotten more phone calls than he ever thought he would since Mayor Richard Daley announced he’s not seeking re-election.

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