December 18, 2005

Edwin Eisendrath to formally announce for Governor later today

Democrat Edwin Eisendrath, 47, is a former Chicago 43rd Ward alderman, he was defeated in a 1990 primary challenge to a North Shore political icon, the late U.S. Rep. Sidney Yates.

Under the Clinton White House, Eisendrath was named Midwest regional director of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, and he became chairman of the Chicago Housing Authority when the federal government took over it in 1995.

Those who know him say he's charismatic, personable, and will make a formidable candidate.

A leaked announcement announcment (?!) is cited on Capitol Fax revealing that Eisendrath is planning to make his candidacy for Governor official at 11:00 a.m. at Kendall College in Chicago where he's currently vice president for academic affairs.

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