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Neal Runs For Mayor

24 EpisodesProduced by Wailin Wong & Shaun HildnerWebsite

Go behind the scenes of Neal Sáles-Griffin's quest to become mayor of Chicago. Follow along as a first-time candidate navigates the byzantine world of Chicago politics, and hear from Neal's colleagues, friends, family—and Neal himself.

28:31

Launch

The plan for Neal's campaign launch event was to give remarks for around 10 minutes and then take questions. But nerves took over and 85 long minutes later, it was clear that something had gone wrong. In this episode, we unpack what happened in the launch event and what Neal learned from the experience.

Show Notes
  • Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Ruthhart's tweets (2:46)
  • Ruthhart's story about Neal's campaign, published a day before the launch event (2:53)

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