Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Dan Seals Partnering with Rangel, Chicago's First Ward for North Shore Run

Thanks to the New York Daily News, we have a copy of the invitation to tonight’s Charlie Rangel Birthday Gala, pictured above (click on it for a larger image) though what Charlie Rangel has in common with Illinois' 10th Congressional District is a mystery to me. Nevertheless, Dan Seals, who has been running a three year campaign for this seat from the 9th Congressional District, stands to be a big beneficiary of the event through the Rangel Victory Fund. After the first thousand bucks to Rangel, Dan and a number of other candidates split the rest. The Rangel Victory Fund, a joint venture between Rangel, Seals, and several other congressional candidates, have been seeking donations between $200. and $5,000. from New Yorkers to attend the party. Less than one week ago a resolution was introduced in Congress to censure Rangel for conduct contrary to House rules.

In addition, according to Team America, there is another out-of-district fundraiser tonight for Seals in Chicago’s First Ward. TA speculates that in light of Rangel's problems, Seals wants to distance himself from Rangel, although I can't think seeking First Ward support would be a particularly better choice.

With all this out-of-district fundraising, could it be that area Democrats--a well-heeled lot--are rejecting this second bid from Seals? We would note that Seals is still carrying a Tribune endorsement left over from the primary on the main page of his campaign website, misleading the casual visitor, although the Tribune won't be endorsing any candidates for the general election until October.


Blogger El Rider said...

The 1st Ward? Do you think that Dan even understands the history of Chicago's 1st Ward? Traditionally the 1st Ward has been the mob's ward. You're right, he must really need the money.

Aug 7, 2008, 6:20:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

Well, yeah, I think WE know the history of the first ward; that's why I thought this was pretty important! In fact, I would imagine that much of the 10th Congressional District knows the history of the First Ward, too.

Aug 8, 2008, 10:22:00 AM  

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