Lightfoot Receives Endorsements From Our Revolution Chicago, Tribune

Steve Miller
March 15, 2019 - 2:26 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot picked up a couple more endorsements on Friday.

The group Our Revolution Chicago, part of a movement that grew out of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, has endorsed Lori Lightfoot for mayor.

"With Toni Preckwinkle, we know what we will get, and that is more of the backroom deals of the past. It's machine politics. It's time for a fresh start, fresh ideas and a fresh face.  That's Lori Lightfoot," said Clem Balanoff, chair of Our Revolution Chicago.

Balanoff said Our Revolution Chicago did an email poll of more than 12,000 people on its list. And 59 percent favored Lightfoot; 26 percent favored Preckwinkle.

Lightfoot accepted the endorsement.

"This is one of the most important moments in our collective history, and we intend to do everything we can to reach every voter in every corner of the city and bring the message of change," she said.

Lightfoot has also picked up the endorsement of the Chicago Tribune.

In an editorial, the Tribune wrote, "The candidate in the April 2 runoff election who has the most versatility to manage Chicago’s complexities — its financial struggles and City Hall corruption, its gentrifying neighborhoods and deserted ones, its yearning for population growth and for economic growth, its twin crises of crime and policing — that candidate is Lori Lightfoot. Today the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board endorses her and urges Chicagoans to make her their mayor."