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Dorothy Brown Announces 2nd Bid for Chicago Mayor


Over the weekend, another candidate entered the already-crowded field of challengers hoping to unseat Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, who had not been widely considered a likely candidate, announced her second bid for mayor of Chicago. She ran unsuccessfully against then-Mayor Richard M. Daley in 2007. And she’s served as circuit court clerk since 2000.

Brown has won comfortably in each of her re-election campaigns as clerk, though her time in office has been dogged by a federal investigation that’s led to two charges against employees, accusations of jobs for sale, and orders from a judge to modernize the electronic filing system for Cook County courts.

“I pledge to work with you to make every square mile (of Chicago) world class,” Brown said in a campaign video posted online. “As mayor, I will have a transformative government.”

Brown joins Chicago Tonight for a conversation.

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