Thursday, July 26, 2007

Devine Still Thinking about Not Running

Previously, I had written about State Attorney Dick Devine considering not running for re-election next year. While this raised significant skepticism among readers, Devine has said that he has not yet decided whether or not he will run.

WBEZ adds a new factor unknown to our little birdie: financial security for his (and his wife's) retirement. "Devine says he's talking with family members about whether to seek a fourth term." You can listen to the whole story here.

Ald. Howard Brookins (21st) has already declared, regardless of Devine's decision. Rich Miller observes that "Brookins could be a real thorn in Daley’s side if he wins that race. Daley would then have to fight battles on three fronts, one with the US Attorney, another with the hiring monitor, and one with with the county."

Russ Stewart says that "A large field of Democrats are eyeing Devine's job, including county Commissioners Mike Quigley and Larry Suffredin, Aldermen Pat O'Connor (40th), Tom Allen (38th) and Howard Brookins (21st), Sheriff Tom Dart, county Treasurer Maria Pappas and first assistant state's attorney Bob Milan." The Tribune also mentions Board of Review Commissioner Larry Rogers. "On the Republican side, County Commissioner Tony Peraica of Riverside said he is 'very seriously considering' a run for the office."

Our best to Dick Devine, whatever he decides!

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11 Comments:

At July 29, 2007 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like you were right. Always read good stuff here.

 
At July 29, 2007 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony Peraica would be a good bet. He should have been elected Cook County Board President in '06.

 
At July 30, 2007 5:47 PM, Anonymous Stone Cold Asleep said...

Did you know that Stone's campaign manager (Mike Noonan) is now the campaign manager for the guy challenging Devine? Puts some credence in the belief that Stone and Devine don't get along.

 
At July 30, 2007 9:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

does Stone like anybody?

 
At July 31, 2007 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Noonan is a professional, free lance campaign manager. He go to who pays and has $$$ for their campaign.

 
At July 31, 2007 12:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Tony Peraica would be a good bet. He should have been elected Cook County Board President in '06.

July 29, 2007 3:38 PM

Yes he be great, so he we would have to veto everything that the Democratic controlled county board would pass.

 
At July 31, 2007 4:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have always heard that Noonan has strong ties to the Daley machine: Madigan, Stroger, Stone. Now he's running somebody against Devine? Has anyone heard that Stone supports Devine? The only Democrat I remember him talking about was Terry O'Brien.

Any word on whether Ira is going to run against Stone for committeeman? Inquiring minds want to know. Able bodies want to help!

 
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At August 02, 2007 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noonan was the campaign manager? The D2s don’t have him paid anything?

 
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Craig Gernhardt said...
I think CAPSMAN has a new website. What do you think?

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August 02, 2007 1:20 PM


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