State Sen. James Meeks is questioning how the Chicago Coalition For
Mayor, a group comprised of black leaders and elected officials in
Chicago, selected U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun and Board of Review
Commissioner Larry Rogers as two potential mayoral candidates worthy of
their support. "I spoke to them several times, and I ranked well in
every polling, balloting that they had," he told the Tribune. "That's why we're not sure how the back room deal was cut."
A spokesperson for Meeks seemed to downplay the endorsement, telling the Sun-Times that "Sen. Meeks is going to be a mayor for the entire city -- not just a small group."