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(Chicago Tribune) Political silence: Why the federal raid on powerful Ald. Ed Burke has left Chicago mayoral candidates quiet

Amara Enyia also has sought to blaze a progressive path in her grassroots run for mayor.

She predicted voters’ reaction to the federal investigation will depend on its ultimate result, but said the raids place Burke “front and center” on the public’s radar even with voters who may not have known much about him.

“Alderman Burke has been in office for 50 years. He represents everything about Chicago politics and the establishment,” said Enyia, a public policy consultant who is director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce. “I think him being raided by the FBI and the outcome of it will reflect on the candidates he supported and the candidates he’s close to.”

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