Illinois State Senator Rickey Hendon tells it like it is for managing a political campaign of any stripe. A veteran of the Illinois Senate for the past 17 years, Hendon served with Barack Obama in that chamber and campaigned for him during his successful US Senate and Presidential campaigns. An African American politician from the rough-and-tumble West Side of Chicago, Hendon also worked with other key African Americans including Mayor Harold Washington and Senate Past President Emil Jones. He knows exactly what he is talking about, and this is entertaining and educational reading for both political novices and seasoned election operatives.
Rickey Hendon is the author of Black Enough/White Enough: The Obama Dilemma (Chicago: Third World Press, 2009 ISBN 978-0883783092). Senator Hendon has been an Illinois State Senator since 1992. He currently serves as an Assistant Majority Leader, Co-Chairman of the Senate Executive Appointments Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Environment and Energy Committee and a member of the Labor and Commerce Committee and the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus. He lives on Chicago s West Side.