In 1999, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush campaigned for mayor on a promise to end "one of the most corrupt administrations" in Chicago history.
He accused Mayor Daley of making cosmetic changes while allowing major problems to fester and creating a "police culture that permits harassments, cover-ups and false arrests" of young black men.
What a difference seven years can make.
On Wednesday, Rush called Daley a "great mayor" who's done a "fantastic job" and "deserves another term." The South Side congressman said Daley has changed -- and Chicago has "improved substantially" -- in the seven years since Daley clobbered him, winning 72 percent of the vote.