Mayoral Hopeful Watkins: Let Me Be Heard

January 19, 2011  |  

(Chicago Sun Times) — Mayoral candidate Patricia Van Pelt Watkins had one question at the end of her interview with the Sun-Times editorial board:  “Can you all get me into the debates?” No, she was told, the Sun-Times has no control over the television stations and public-interest groups holding the mayoral debates. Watkins, a community organizer, has struggled to get the same attention as the four candidates for mayor who have held elected or appointed public office.

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