Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle sends out an email newsletter every Sunday morning. With a little more than a week to go before the mayoral election, it was striking to see the lead article today highlighting Mayor Rahm Emanuel, based on a 10 day old press release.
Preckwinkle has stated that she is remaining neutral in the mayor’s race, although rumors have swirled that she was still considering endorsing Garcia, who serves as her floor leader on the County Board. There is even an online petition urging Preckwinkle to endorse Garcia.
The press release, which was put out on March 19, announced an expansion of the Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE), and touted the roles of Emanuel, Preckwinkle and World Business Chicago. The release was issued jointly by the City of Chicago, Cook County, and World Business Chicago.
The full release is available here, and below is a copy of the newsletter article.
Interestingly, Preckwinkle tweeted about the program the same day as the announcement, making no mention of Emanuel or the press release: