Friday, July 07, 2006

Rev. Jackson, Davis back Steele's bid for interim Cook pres.

(AP) — The saga over who should run the Cook County Board continued Thursday with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Congressman Danny Davis and other politicians saying they support Commissioner Bobbie Steele's bid to take over as interim president.
Steele wouldn't say whether she hopes to replace retiring board president John Stroger on the November ballot, but Davis said he still is interested in the spot that Stroger wants to see go to his son, Chicago Alderman Todd Stroger.
It's the sort of political jockeying that has gone on since John Stroger suffered a stroke one week before winning the March primary. The powerful 77-year-old Democrat has not been seen or heard from publicly since then except through letters last week when he dropped his re-election bid and announced he would retire July 31 from the county board.


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