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Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter VIII Summary

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Chapter VIII Summary and Analysis

Daley runs for his fourth term in 1966. The Republicans nominated John Waner to oppose him. Waner focuses on issues such as inadequate housing in the city and blacks being kept out of labor unions. The Machine responds by planting stories about a few minor scrapes with the law that Waner had as a kid. Daley wins bigger than ever with seventy-three percent of the vote. Waner even loses his own ward where he had been committeeman. Daley is one of the few people to contact Waner to tell him he ran a good campaign and that he knows how it feels to lose. Daley wins the black vote overwhelmingly, a response to King's interference, he concludes. After the election, Chief Wilson retires and is replaced by a new Chief obedient to the mayor. Once again, police abuse returns to the black neighborhoods.

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