Rep. Danny Davis has decided to skip a run for mayor of Chicago and instead continue to represent “the greatest Congressional district in the whole country,” the Illinois Democrat said at a news conference on New Year’s Eve.
“That’s pretty cool,” he said, according the Chicago Sun-Times.
Only days ago, Davis had insisted he would stay in the race and resisted efforts by prominent African-American leaders in Chicago to unite behind a single candidate. But Friday, Davis abruptly endorsed former rival and ex-Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, and he did so with gusto.
“I am totally dropping out of the race,” he said. “I am supporting Carol Moseley Braun with every ounce of fervor that I have. I am even going to give her some money.”
The race for mayor of Chicago had already drawn national attention when former Rep. Rahm Emanuel left his position as White House chief of staff to launch a bid.
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., left, David Goldman, center, and Arvind Chawdra right, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction. Goldman and Chawdra are fathers whose children were abducted by their mothers and taken abroad.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.