Rep. Chuy García released his public safety plan today (as reported in the Chicago Tribune), with some progressive ideas but largely a set of typical center-left talking points. It didn't take long for him to move away from real progressive ideas and fill the space between Vallas and Johnson that Lightfoot would be filling had she been a more competent and successful mayor. García's plan demonstrates little significant difference from Lightfoot's approach and is far from the vision for which many progressives would hope. This may be a winning electoral strategy considering the set of opponents García faces, but for this progressive voter, it is one more sign that Brandon Johnson, not Chuy García, is the candidate that would still be considered a real progressive by the end of serving a four-year mayoral term.
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