Cook County democrats vote to yank endorsement of Dorothy Brown

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CHICAGO — Cook County Democratic leaders voted to take away their endorsement of embattled Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown.

Brown is under federal investigation over the sale of a building in North Lawndale by a longtime campaign donor.  The parcel was given to Brown’s husband at no cost and later sold at a profit for $100,000.

8th Ward Alderman, Michelle Harris, accepted the Democratic endorsement to be the county’s next circuit court clerk.

Brown was seeking a fifth term.  She says she did nothing wrong.  Brown alleges that the party’s decision to withdraw their support for her is a breach of contract.

Top party officials say they were within their rights to yank Brown’s endorsement and are urging her not to run against Michelle Harris.


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