Ill. sheriff tops Chicago mayor's race

Sheriff Tom Dart is scandal-free, has likability, political pedigree, and shapes up as the candidate to beat


By Mark Brown
The Chicago Sun-Times

It's been a week now since Mayor Daley's announcement that he won't seek re-election, and with each passing day, the list of would-be candidates to replace him just gets longer and longer.

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas was the latest Monday to make the don't-forget-about-me case, which now makes it a quorum of county elected officials with Sheriff Tom Dart, Assessor Jim Houlihan and Clerk David Orr already having staked a claim.

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