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How Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown Describes A Few Notable Political Figures

CHICAGO (CBS) -- In his one-one-one interview with Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown on Wednesday, CBS 2's Brad Edwards asked Brown to offer a word or short phrase she would use to describe 11 major political figures – most, but not all of them local.

Here is how Brown responded:

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley: 'Interesting'

Ald. Ed Burke: 'Powerful'

Former Ald. Danny Solis: 'Troublesome'

Ald. Carrie Austin: 'In A Sad State'

Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan: 'Longevity'

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle: 'Powerful'

Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel: 'Challenging'

Former President Barack Obama: 'Great Legacy'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot: 'Intelligent'

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Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich: 'Misguided'

President Donald Trump: 'Sad'

Brown announced earlier Wednesday that she will not be running for re-election next year. She said she plans to veer into the private sector, and also to continue her activist work.

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