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Susana Highlights Plans to Move Chicago Forward, Drives the Agenda at Sun-Times Editorial Sessions

Campaign Press Release Susana A. Mendoza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

CONTACT:
Christian Slater | press@susanamendoza.com
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Susana Mendoza Highlights Plans to Move Chicago Forward, Drives the Agenda at Sun-Times Editorial Board Sessions

Hosts SOTU Watch Party for Friend and Campaign Donor Stacey Abrams

CHICAGO, IL – Today, Susana Mendoza drove the agenda and held her opponents accountable while highlighting her vision to put Chicago’s neighborhoods first at the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board endorsement sessions. Here’s what they said about her successful appearance while opposing candidates floundered:

Chicago Tribune:

Mayoral candidate Bill Daley found himself defending his family’s long Chicago political legacy Tuesday against attacks from other candidates who said the city needs a break from its past…

State Comptroller Susana Mendoza wasn’t in the morning session with Daley, who leads the mayoral field with $5.6 million in his campaign war chest. But she took several shots at him anyway, putting out a news release to criticize him and candidate Gery Chico for not releasing more of their income tax returns.

The Mendoza campaign also sent out two “rapid response” releases targeting Daley while he was still taking part in the Sun-Times session. One focused on a contract a Daley nephew got to invest city pension funds during Richard M. Daley’s administration. Another criticized him for working at JP Morgan Chase bank, saying the company profited off the foreclosure crisis.

Chicago Sun-Times:

“There’s been a code of silence with President Preckwinkle’s office and how she’s dealt with sexual harassment, with her chief of staff, who she knew about it six months before she acknowledged,” Mendoza told the Editorial Board. “She actually lied to the press, not to me, but to the press corps when she said she didn’t know about it…”

Mendoza, who touted her experience in pushing for transparency in the state’s finances, earlier said she’d “put forth the most comprehensive anti-corruption ethics and accountability plan of any of the mayoral candidates,” which she said would get to the “root cause of why most of the aldermen end up going to jail.”

“With only three weeks left and the future of Chicago at stake, Susana made clear that she is the only candidate with the passion, energy, and drive to put Chicago’s neighborhoods first,” Susana Mendoza for Mayor campaign manager Nicole DeMont said. “Susana successfully held her opponents accountable for their records, while highlighting her own plans to crack down on corruption and focus on Chicago’s future rather than just the next four years. Today, voters saw she is the only candidate who has what it takes to be the next mayor of Chicago.”

After setting the agenda at the Chicago Sun-Times forums, Mendoza hosted supporters for a State of the Union response watch party to root on her long-time friend and campaign donor, Stacey Abrams, who made history as the first African-American woman to deliver the Democratic response to the State of the Union address.

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