Friday, July 03, 2009

Danny K. Davis Exploring Run For Cook County Board President...

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis is looking into a run for Cook County Board president.

The congressman has conducted a poll regarding his chances and will announce the formation of an exploratory committee "within a few weeks," according to spokeswoman Tumia Romero.

The poll results, which will also be announced within a few weeks, were called "very favorable," according to a release this afternoon.

Davis will seek the input of Cook County residents for the purposes of considering a run for board president, the release said. To that end, he has set up a Web site,

The 67-year-old Davis has been in Congress since 1997. Prior to his election to Congress, he served on the Cook County Board, having been elected in 1990 and 1994. He also served for 11 years as a member of the Chicago City Council representing the 29th Ward.


Anonymous said...

Makes a lot of sense to run for Board President,since Davis has no impact on a federal level.
Davis wants to increase his pension and is telling folks he'll be a one termer.
The only problem with Davis is his ineffectivness.His district is considered the poorest in the nation, and Davis has not done one thing to improve it.Matter of fact, his years in congress has seen his district become even poorer!!!
Davis's only hope is to get the Machine to back him, otherwise he is spinning his wheels and will probably stay in congress.

Anonymous said...

Insider, what about the race to replace that charalaten and supporter of Charles Flowers, Tony Peraica.
I'm betting that Peraica will lose his 16th district seat and his lyons republican committee man spot.

Anonymous said...

Whatever makes Davis think he has the qualificaitons to run for Cook County Board president? He isn't qualified for much of anything and as a Congressman he is a complete and utter failure. He needs to step down and leave town and take the Yarbroughs, and Flowers and his relatives with him.