Where Is The GOP In Chicago? Analyzing City Politics Past And Present With Professor Don Haider

The open seat for Chicago mayor presents a real opportunity for a new vision for the city. So why are all 21 candidates for mayor largely preaching the same tired message? Why are no reform-minded conservatives making a run? On this edition of Against the Current, Dan Proft talks to Don Haider, the last serious Republican candidate for Chicago mayor – when he ran in 1987. Haider reflects on his time in Chicago politics, and also looks ahead to what the next mayor needs to do for the city. Proft and Haider also give their thoughts on why the Illinois Republican Party refuses to compete in Chicago, and what effect that has on the city's policies.