Mayoral Candidate Carol Moseley Braun's Statement on President Bill Clinton's Support of Rahm Emanuel
December 29, 2010 -- Chicago mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun issued the following statement regarding President Bill Clinton’s fundraising efforts on behalf of Rahm Emanuel:
“Bill Clinton’s decision to parachute into Chicago to support Rahm Emanuel is an example of an outsider coming to town to support another outsider.
“We know that Mr. Clinton and Emanuel have a relationship. But if Rahm is going to invite his buddies to Chicago to campaign for him then he ought to invite his friend Bart Stupak, who along with Rahm took a woman’s right to choose out of the health care bill. He ought to invite his buddy Tom Tancredo who blocked the Dream Act. Or he can have his friend Leland Brendsel stop by. Brendsel was in charge of Freddie Mac and played a huge role in the mortgage meltdown, and was a major Rahm contributor."
“Chicago voters are sophisticated and they can see through Rahm’s smoke and they can see past his mirrors. Voters are going to look at the issues that impact their lives and decide which candidate puts their interests first, and which candidate does not.”