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Daley Red and Blue Stripes

Daley Red and Blue Stripes Chicago Button Museum
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Daley Red and Blue Stripes button back Chicago Button Museum
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Daley UFCW Union Made
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Blue text on white background bordered by a thick red line and thin blue line.

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Presumably made in support of Richard M. Daley's 1989 campaign for the mayor of Chicago, this button took advantage of the ubiquity of the Daley name in the Second City. Richard M. Daley's father, Richard J. Daley, was the mayor of Chicago from 1955 to 1976—the longest serving mayor until his son assumed the office in 1989. Prior to becoming mayor, Richard M. Daley served in the Illinois Senate as well as the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. After his inaugural election, Richard M. Daley was re-elected five times, serving nearly twenty-two years in office. Amidst dismal approval ratings and an endless string of scandals, Daley waived his opportunity to run for a seventh term as mayor in 2009. 

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