First-term Rep. Christian Mitchell, a fast-rising, 27-year-old Democrat who voted for the statewide pension overhaul last year, is facing a tougher-than-expected primary challenge. Community organizer Jhatayn “Jay” Travis is backed to the hilt by the Chicago Teachers Union.

UPDATE: If you’ve never seen a negative research report on a candidate and want to see a doozy, this one linked here, done on Travis, was posted today by Rich Miller.

via Chicago teacher pensions turn on Mitchell-Travis election – In Other News – Crain’s Chicago Business.