03/20/2012 03:11 pm ET

Richard J. Daley's Right-Leaning Roots

It's primary day in Illinois!

And with politics on our minds, we look back at the strange events of an election day in 1936. On November 3 that year, Richard J. Daley--future Democratic boss, future mayor, future father of a future mayor--was elected to his first political office . . . as a Republican.

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