CHICAGO - Chicago mayoral hopeful Rep. Danny Davis has issued a warning to former President Bill Clinton, coming to Chicago to stump for rival Rahm Emanuel: Stay out.
Davis said that if Clinton did campaign for Emanuel, it would "fracture" and perhaps break his relationship with the African American community if he came "to town and participate overtly in efforts to thwart the legitimate political aspirations of Chicago's Black community."
"While we recognize the right of any individual to endorse and support any candidate that they so choose, I am seriously concerned and disturbed by press reports that former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to come to Chicago to campaign for Rahm Emanuel, who is a candidate for Mayor.
"The African American community has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with the Clintons, however it appears as though some of that relationship maybe fractured and perhaps even broken should former President Clinton come to town and participate overtly in efforts to thwart the legitimate political aspirations of Chicago's Black community.
"We respectfully request and urge former President Clinton not to become involved in the Chicago Mayoral Election.