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The [Thursday] Papers

It's a sprint from here to Election Day next Tuesday as I attempt to empty my digital notebooks into a series of posts on each of the major candidates and other campaign-related issues. No promises, but I'm trying.

In the meantime . . .

Today on the campaign trail . . .

I'm actually leaning toward voting for Lightfoot, but the polls have been all over the place, and once again certain sectors of the media that never learn their lesson have recklessly published them despite obvious methodological problems rendering them close to useless. So I bring this to you not because I think it's true, though Lightfoot certainly has the momentum right now, but because this is a real bullshit move - mimicking the bullshit moves of the other campaigns - without revealing a source and methodology.

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Speaking of source and methodology, it appears Lightfoot's source is this Jerry Joyce poll, whose methodology is, shall we say, suspect. C'mon, Lori!

(And poor Jerry Joyce, he paid for the poll and purportedly came in at 10% - ahem - and got cut off in Lightfoot's graphic, heh-heh.)

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Mary Ann Ahern never met a poll she didn't like; I could send her one right now of the coffee shop I'm in and she'd post it as legitimate. It's malpractice, and she never seems to learn.

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On the other hand, Ahern is at her best - a bulldog, as we all should be - when it comes to media access and transparency. I just wish she would name names sometimes.

Me too. Sadly, there are too many ex-reporters working for public officials/campaigns these days to say definitively if it is who I think it is. Anyone? I'd like to hear all the tales.

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Agreed.

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Meanwhile . . .

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This is how she'll govern, folks.

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Preckwinkle did finally grant an interview yesterday, after nearly a month of dodging the media. I haven't watched this yet, but here ya' go.

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That sounds about right.

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And:

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Finally: The Political Odds have been slightly updated.

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The Beachwood McRibTipLine: King me.



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Posted on February 21, 2019


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