Why is former Alderman Bob Fioretti challenging incumbent State Senator Patricia Van Pelt?

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Mike Fourcher, Bob Fioretti, Justin Kaufmann

It’s Candidate Week on The Download! Tonight, Justin and Aldertrack’s Mike Fourcher talk to former Alderman Bob Fioretti, who is challenging the incumbent State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) in the 2016 Democratic primary. Mr. Fioretti discusses why he’s running for office again, Mayor Emanuel’s performance with CPS, what he thinks of Governor Rauner taking over CPS, Chicago’s problem with gun violence, his ideas for development in the 5th district including urban farming and how he plans to build relationships with Republicans in Springfield.

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