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Dart Still Coy on Run for Mayor




    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, a potential Chicago mayoral candidate, and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias march in the the annual Columbus Day parade, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart wants to be honest with potential voters, despite some mixed messages about his potential run for Mayor.

    "I haven't hidden from them (voters) that I am examining the Mayor's office," Dart said Tuesday at a press conference announcing new foreclosure requirments for lending institutions.

    Dart: Not Making Mayoral Run Decision Right Now

    [CHI] Dart: Not Making Mayoral Run Decision Right Now
    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says he's not making a decision right now, even as sources close to him say he's fully committed to a run. (Published Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010)

    Dart is rumored to be interested the mayor job. He's hired political strategist Joe Trippi, and sources say it's only a matter of time before he makes the call to get into the race.

    Till then, Dart continues to play coy.

    "The reality is a lot of people are focused on November 2nd because of what is at stake there," he said shifting focus to the statewide and national elections that take place in fewer than three weeks.