CHICAGO
03/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dorothy Brown's 'Jeans Day' Problem: Preckwinkle, O'Brien Pounce (VIDEO)

"Jeans Day" could very well be Dorothy Brown's Dukakis-in-the-tank.

While her failed oversight of the $3 fines she charged employees for wearing jeans on Fridays may not amount to a lot of money, it's the kind of small mis-step that her opponents are trying magnify as an example of her inability to lead.

Toni Preckwinkle, who new polls show is the frontrunner in the Democratic primary for Cook County Board President, took time out on Thursday to criticize Brown for the fund. And Terrence O'Brien, another candidate in the race, made it very explicit: "If you can't explain that on a small level, such as the clerk's office, how are you going to be able to do that running a county agency, the county government?"

Watch the candidates attack Brown:

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