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Kennedy waxes poetic at event for Special Olympics

March 1st, 2017

With Chris Kennedy in a political race, great political oratory has returned.

The Chicago businessman and candidate for Illinois governor gave an inkling of his message to voters Monday when he was honored by Special Olympics Chicago at a fundraising event for the nonprofit. He offered a speech rich with imagery about what makes Illinois great. He held notes but looked out at the crowd of a thousand as he talked about family and faith. Those who remember the cadence of his late father’s voice heard it in his son.

“I’m an immigrant to Chicago,” the Boston-raised Kennedy said. “I’m a convert. And there’s no faith as strong as a faith of a convert.”

Read more from what could evolve into his political stump speech in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.


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