Karen Lewis inching closer to mayoral run
BY NATASHA KORECKI Political Reporter July 14, 2014 9:14PM
CTU President Karen Lewis talks to reporters about the state of negotiations with the city on the underfunded teachers' pensions Friday, March 28, 2014. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times
Karen Lewis’ potential bid for Chicago Mayor has moved beyond just a thought — it’s an “organic,” growing movement, the fiery Chicago Teachers Union president said.
Lewis revealed on Monday she already has an unofficial exploratory committee in the works, a chairperson has been named and her camp is working to have a representative in each of the city’s 77 neighborhoods.
Since an Early & Often poll released Sunday put Lewis at a 9-percentage-point advantage over Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Lewis’ phone has been ringing nonstop, she said.