With a commanding 93% name identification, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is fast becoming the prohibitive favorite to succeed retiring Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago). As the choice of the Chicago Democratic machine, such a result is not particularly surprising.
The Garin-Hart-Yang Research firm released results of their latest poll in this Democratic primary campaign (1/18-21; 400 IL-4 likely Democratic primary voters) and finds Mr. Garcia leading Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno and non-profit executive Sol Flores, 59-8-6%, respectively. We can expect an easy Garcia victory in the March 20th Democratic primary. Since, IL-4 is a safely Democratic seat, it appears that Mr. Garcia is the Congressman-in-waiting.
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