Davis Says he Is Leaving Chicago Mayoral Race

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CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic Congressman Danny Davis says he is dropping out of the Chicago mayor's race as an act of unity for blacks in the city.

That leaves former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, also a Democrat, as the one prominent black candidate in the campaign.

Davis made the surprise announcement Friday at a news conference with Braun and state senator James Meeks, who dropped out of the race last week.

Davis says if black voters had to choose between him and Braun, there would be less chance of a black person being elected. Some black leaders had been pushing for a unity candidate to compete against former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and others in the race to replace retiring Mayor Richard Daley.

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