The Cook County Democratic Party is throwing its support behind Alexi Giannoulias in the race for the party’s nomination for Illinois Secretary of State. County Democratic leaders narrowly endorsed him yesterday. The former state treasurer beat out Chicago aldermen Pat Dowell and David Moore and city Clerk Anna Valencia. Giannoulias has widely been seen as the front-runner in the Democratic contest to replace retiring Secretary of State Jesse White.
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