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Sunday, February 1, 2009

5th CD Candidates Forum Packed!


Over 500 people attended the 5th CD Democratic Candidates Forum at DePaul on Super Bowl Sunday withat least another 100 people listening outside the hall! 11 candidates for the Congressional seat vacated by Rahm Emanuel were heard from. The event was hosted by the DePaul College Democrats and presented by IVI-IPO. the Northside DFA and the 43rd Ward Democrats.

We needed a long table to seat all the candidates! To learn more about the candidates, you can click through to the links on the right of this page or you can go to http://www.illinois5th.com/. The forum was broadcast live on 820-AM Chicago's Progressive Talk Radio (commentary by veteran political reporter Dick Kay) and was recorded by CAN-TV, which will air the forum on February 22 at 9 am on CAN TV21, February 24 at 9:30 am CAN TV19, February 27 at 1:30 pm on CAN YV21, March 1 at 2:30 pm on CAN TV21 and on March 2 at 8:00 am on CAN TV19.

43rd Ward Committeeman Michele Smith with the forum moderator Lynn Sweet, Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.