[Ed Vrdolyak write-in Republican mayoral campaign 1989]

Reports on Ed Vrdolyak's last minute write-in campaign in the Republican primary for mayor of Chicago: 2/28, 3/1, 3/2, and 3/3/1989.

00:00Copy video clip URL A news report shows voters casting votes between Richard Daley and Ed Vrdolyak. Vrdolyak says if he came out of the 10th ward with 5 or 6,000 votes he’d be doing well. Supporters of Daley are out in force to encourage people to vote Democrat.

01:00Copy video clip URL Daley supporters say Vrdolyak entered the race too late to make a difference. Success in the 10th ward, though, is crucial if Vrdolyak is to win.

01:52Copy video clip URL Another report shows Vrdolyak trying to make history by becoming a write-in mayor of Chicago. One expert says the clear leader in the race is Herb Sohn, not Vrdolyak. Many, though, support Vrdolyak out of spite for Tim Evans not taking a stand in the primaries.

03:54Copy video clip URL Another report shows dozens of representatives from each mayoral candidate lined up at the Board of Elections to examine the tallies of the city’s polling places. Minor disputes punctuate the count.

05:09Copy video clip URL Sohn says he had to change his campaign. He has 3 percent name recognition in Chicago. Vrdolyak has 99 percent. Vrdolyak says he wants help from wherever he can get it. He doesn’t want to fight, he wants to win and make a positive impact on the city. The report is skeptical if Vrdolyak’s own party will help him. ¬†Governor Thompson won’t be in the country for the final week leading up to the vote, and Republican County Chairman Jim Dvorak was recently seen having lunch with a critic of Vrdolyak.

07:24 Vrdolyak on talk radio defending accusations that he lead the opposition to Harold Washington during council wars.

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