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Daley: Wall Street Judas Comment a "Disgrace"

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With a scowl on his face and his finger wagging, Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday voiced disappointment over comments made earlier this week that referred to Rahm Emanuel as a "Wall Street Judas."

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With a scowl on his face and his finger wagging, Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday voiced disappointment over comments made earlier this week that referred to Rahm Emanuel as a "Wall Street Judas."

"I think it's wrong for a campaign.  Win on the issues, and not on the ethnic origin or religious [background] of anyone.  Do not take that point.  And that lowers the campaign for the city of Chicago and it's a disgrace," he said during a question-and-answer session at City Hall. 

He called on Gery Chico to publicly condemn and reject the comments.

During a fiery speech introducing Chico at a fundraising event on Tuesday, the president of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, Jim Sweeney, called Emanuel "nothing but a Wall Street Judas."

Sweeney said the remark was in reference to Judas being a traitor, but Emanuel was offended and his campaign said the remark had religious undertones.

Daley agreed.

"My brother was on Wall Street.  They didn't condemn him, did they?"

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