Ex-Ald. Fioretti Announces For Cook County State's Attorney

Bob Fioretti
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Former Chicago Alderman Bob Fioretti said he’s now running for Cook County State’s Attorney, and he’s downplaying his previous, failed attempts at higher office.Fioretti won two terms as a Chicago aldermen, and twice as Democratic committeeman. But he lost his aldermanic re-election bid; two races for Chicago mayor and a campaign for Cook County Board president.

Still, he said Monday, he’s the best candidate for states attorney, and he’s learned from his past campaigns.Fioretti criticizes incumbent Kimberly Foxx for, as he says, alienating police and coddling criminals. He said Foxx’s mishandling of the Jussie Smollett fake hate crime case alone is enough to disqualify her for the job.The other Democratic candidates challenging Foxx include Donna More and Bill Conway.