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Bob Fioretti Courts Commuters, Bulls Fans Ahead of Election Day

The alderman has struggled to gain traction in the polls ahead of Tuesday's election.

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    The night before the mayoral election there’s a new twist in a race that’s too close to call. NBC Chicago’s political reporter Mary Ann Ahern is on the story. (Published Monday, Feb. 23, 2015)

    Mayoral hopeful Bob Fioretti is out courting Chicago commuters and Bulls fans during the final 24 hours before Election Day.

    The alderman, who started the day at the Orange Line Midway stop, plans to do some phone banking at his South Side field office in the early afternoon before heading back out for more retail politics, his campaign said.

    Later, Fioretti is scheduled meet the masses heading home from work with an appearance at the Clark and Lake stop, then stop by Billy Goat Tavern to mingle with Chicago Bulls fans ahead of the team's game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

    In addition to hitting the street ahead of Tuesday's election, Fioretti sought to tap into online support on Sunday with a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" chat. 

    The 2nd Ward representative has struggled to gain traction in the mayoral race, with recent polls showing his support in the single digits. With Mayor Rahm Emanual holding a wide lead over all four challengers, all eyes Tuesday will be whether the incumbent can surpass 50 percent support to win outright and avoid an April runoff.

    For complete coverage of Chicago's Feb. 24 municipal elections, visit NBC Chicago's Ward Room blog.


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