Vote for Daley

Good Government Is Good Politics

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In those days, there were no advisors. Today, you go down to a political campaign. There’s a chief of staff and all of that. But it was my mother. Then, when he came in, he would talk to her. Her advice was very good. I’m sure it was the same with most of the political wives. But nowadays, they have all of these pollsters and so many people involved with the candidate. Everybody is telling them what to do.

Mary Carol Vanecko, daughter of Richard J. Daley, interview excerpt, March 5, 2009

Richard J. Daley speaking on a stage in Bridgeport during his first mayoral campaign, 1955. RJD_04_01_0011_0001_022

Richard J. Daley speaking on a stage in Bridgeport during his first mayoral campaign, 1955. RJD_04_01_0011_0001_022

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Campaign Ads from Richard J. Daley’s first campaign for Mayor of Chicago in 1955. Click on image to play video.

Video: 1955 Democratic Party Campaign Ads for Television. RJD_04_02_0000_0000_201

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This video offers a glimpse of a “torchlight” parade in support of Richard J. Daley’s campaign for mayor in 1955. Click on image to play video.

Video: Excerpt from “1955 Torchlight Parade” (no sound), RJD_04_01_0000_0000_201