- Published on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 06:34
All of the leading African-American candidates for the soon-to-be vacant Mayor of Chicago office, will sit down together this afternoon on WVON-AM. This will take place today from 4:00pm-6:00pm on WVON 1690AM on the Cliff Kelley Show.
Appearing live in studio together will be Congressman Danny K. Davis, State Senator James T. Meeks and Ambassador Carol Mosley Braun -- all of which have declared their candidacies and submitted petitions to the Chicago Board of Elections.
The three have agreed to talk about numerous subjects concerning the upcoming Chicago mayoral election and the possibility of a consensus candidate. Today's radio event is not scheduled to be a debate, but rather a meaningful discussion between Kelley and the these three candidates.
With a few African-Americans vying to become the next Chicago Mayor, and with African-Americans representing the largest registered voting base, all candidates understand the importance of this voting demographic.
WVON's President Melody Spann Cooper said "There are groups meeting all over Chicago in an attempt to pick a consensus candidate. We look at this as an opportunity to showcase these candidates so that the voters can make an informed decision versus a candidate being hand-picked for them."