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Emanuel Trying to Avoid Second Embarrassment in Chicago Race

Friday, 03 Apr 2015 12:06 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel campaigned across Chicago one day this week, moving from a lunch for roughly 1,400 African-American women to a rally with Latino voters.

With a runoff election between Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia set for Tuesday, Chicago voters are being treated to something they haven't seen in a long time: a mayor actually having to work to win re-election.

Emanuel's predecessor, Richard M. Daley, barely broke a sweat during most of his campaigns over more than 20 years in office. But Emanuel failed to win a majority in February's election, prompting Chicago's first mayoral runoff.

A recent Chicago Tribune poll showed Emanuel with a more than 20-point lead. Yet he's spent a lot of shoe leather and millions of dollars trying to avoid another embarrassing election day showing.

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