POLITICS: A Challenge to Daley

Why would anybody besides Richard Daley want to run for mayor of Chicago? "Because I care about this city," says Richard Friedman, 41, a gaunt and forceful lawyer who climbs mountains from the Andes to the Hindu Kush, treks through South American jungles and African deserts, flies gliders and balloons, works out with his judo class twice a week, and likes to squire Second City beauties around in his Porsche 911.

A lot of people besides the Tru-deauesque young Friedman care about Chicago, but few would choose to take on the unpromising task of running against Mayor Daley, his loyal...

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