Editorial Board

Chicago's Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party

How Chicago's mayoral race could shape the direction of the Democratic Party.

Is the Democratic Party's future on his shoulders?

Photographer: Scott Olson/Getty Images

In any other year, the mayoral election in America's third-largest city wouldn’t matter much to anyone beyond driving distance to Wrigley Field. This year's race for Chicago's mayor, however, both reflects and could shape the direction of the Democratic Party -- not to mention the future of American cities.

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