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A thorn in Rahm's side
John Arena is a founding member of the Progressive Reform Caucus of the Chicago City Council. His campaign finance record indicates strong connections to unions and many progressive groups.Many of these organizations oppose much of Rahm Emanuel’s policies and are funding the campaigns of members of the Progressive Caucus. The majority of his top donors are all unions mostly focusing on trade or labor. He has come into conflict with more conservative members of his ward and City Council as he’s fought for affordable housing.
Note: The People's Lobby endorsed John Arena for re-election as 45th ward alderman.