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"You'll Make State's Supreme Choice"

Excerpt for Carole Marin's latest blog



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    Aurelia Pucinski is in second place to "Undecided" in the race for Illinois Supreme Court.

    Aurelia Pucinski is making ’em sweat.

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Cook County Democratic Party are pulling out all the stops to elect her opponent, Mary Jane Theis, to a 10-year term on the Illinois Supreme Court.

    County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and friends from Barack Obama’s inner circle are supporting another candidate, Joy Cunningham.

    There’s a fourth guy in the race, Winnetka attorney Thomas W. Flannigan, but he doesn’t have a prayer. It’s Pucinski who’s giving them fits.

    An internal campaign poll reportedly has “Undecided” in first place at the moment, Pucinski second, and Theis and Cunningham trailing.

    Read Carol Marin's entire column in the Chicago Sun-Times.