Danny Davis's man has big lead

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By Jim Bowman


Rahm's man — also Toni's, DPOP's, and Anan's — trails badly, better only than fifth-placer Ron Lawless:

Richard Boykin, the former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Danny Davis D-Ill., has a 20-point lead in the race for the Cook County Board's 1st District seat, according to a poll his campaign released first to the Sun-Times' Early&Often.

The numbers, posted below, show an incredible surge by Boykin since January and a steep drop by former Chicago Ald. Ike Carothers.

The poll also shows that despite Blake Sercye's high-profile endorsements — including from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Secretary Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle — he is in fourth place, behind Carothers and activist Brenda Smith. Ron Lawless is also running in the crowded March 18th primary.

In a survey of 400 likely general election voters taken by GBA Strategies Feb. 25-27 — after the Emanuel, Preckwinkle endorsement -- the poll shows Boykin with 34 percent, Carothers with 15, Smith with 13 and Sercye with 10. The survey, however, shows 23 percent undecided, meaning there is some room even with less than three weeks to go. 

What do you know?

Later: It's Boykin's poll, by the way, FYI.

(H/T @rosiepowers)

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john murtagh from oak park  

Posted: March 9th, 2014 2:38 PM

Trash Reporting - Any professional reporter would have cited the fact that it was a Boykin Survey in the first sentence; if not the headline.

Brian Slowiak from Oak Park  

Posted: March 9th, 2014 9:36 AM

You mean Bowman does not have your R-S-P-E-C-T?

joe from south oak park  

Posted: March 8th, 2014 9:17 PM

relax wow... most likely an auto correct.


Posted: March 8th, 2014 5:04 PM

Jim Bowman, you tagged this post with "Black Sercye." Seriously? Your credibility is gone. Give it up.

OP Resident # 545 from Oak Park  

Posted: March 5th, 2014 2:11 PM

Correct, Jim. It's Tom & the other OPRF leftists who are the narrow-minded ones. Tom, you left out your usual Fox News reference. You're slipping, dude. But I'm betting you're happy at the cesspool that is Cook County government. Or do you make your living off it?

Jim Bowman  

Posted: March 5th, 2014 2:04 PM

News is news, Tom, and Dems are newsmakers. I try not to be narrow-minded.

Tom from River Forest  

Posted: March 4th, 2014 10:48 PM

Boy for a grumpy old republican, Jim Bowman sure devotes a lot of news space on Democrats. Jim, have you also concluded that the GOP is on its way out like the Whigs?

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