With Election Day Years Away, Emanuel's Campaign Fund Collects Big Donations
Although he’s not up for re-election until 2019, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaign fund collected more than $590,000 in the second quarter of 2016.
Political scientist Paul Green thinks the fund-raising means Emanuel is sending a message: “Don’t write me off, and you better show me a little respect.”
Even with the election far-off, that message seems timely.
A New York Times poll from the spring showed the mayor’s disapproval rating at 62 percent.