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  Democrats select candidate for Cook County sheriff
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Last EditedCOSDem  Nov 28, 2005 08:46pm
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CategoryElection Guide
MediaTV News - WABC Channel 7
News DateTuesday, November 29, 2005 02:45:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionCook County Democrats selected their candidate in the race for sheriff. They have slated retiring Sheriff Michael Sheahan's chief-of-staff Tom Dart. Dart was chosen Monday over four other candidates.

Sheriff Sheahan announced last Monday that he would not seek a fourth term. Dart's selection comes despite some opposition from minority democrats.

The endorsement of Tom Dart was wired from the get-go by his boss and neighbor in the 19th Ward on the Southwest Side -- Michael Sheahan. Sheahan started lining up support for Dart before last week's announcement that he's not running for re-election. Dart was also burning up the phone lines and that -- along with Sheahan's clout -- pretty much wiped out the competition. But it also infuriated black and Latino activists and four other candidates who showed up to pitch themselves Monday -- even if it was a done deal.
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