Brandon Johnson accuses Chuy Garcia of ‘abandoning the progressive movement’

Mayoral challenger Brandon Johnson, the Cook County commissioner and Chicago Teachers Union organizer, came out swinging during a free-wheeling interview with the Chicago Sun-Times.

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cleon42
cleon42
87 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Chuy's always talked progressive but essentially been an empty suit.

Mike_I
Mike_I
67 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Johnson said he will unveil his public safety plan only after figuring out a way to pay for it. And that will happen after he takes the wraps off his financial plan next week.

United Working Families, a progressive group affiliated with the CTU that has endorsed Johnson’s candidacy, has long championed a $4.5 billion wish list of revenue-generating ideas it says would level the playing field between Chicago’s haves and have-nots.

It includes a 3.5% city income tax on Chicagoans and suburbanites earning more than $100,000 a year; a financial transaction tax; a 66% increase in the city’s hotel tax, which is already the highest in the country; a revived employee head tax; and raising the real estate transfer tax on high-end home sales.

Johnson said Thursday those are all “strong ideas we must consider” to make Chicago a place where working families can “afford to live.”

That’s a big nope from me, dawg.

rawonionbreath
rawonionbreath
19 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Johnson knows where he needs to fire his shots. They’re going to be fighting over the same voters.

PalmerSquarer
PalmerSquarer
18 · 12 days ago · Reddit

Johnson’s mostly pissed because whatever chance he had at winning ended the exact moment Chuy got into the race.

ColForbin2020
ColForbin2020
6 · 12 days ago · Reddit

I like Johnson but idk how things are going. he paid for internal polling and isn’t publishing it… likely not a good sign ( finance report tells me this).

I just don’t think Johnson can pull lakefront voters needed to win, while chuy likely can.