U.S. Rep. Danny Davis announced his endorsement for mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia Sunday.
Before the Feb. 24 election, Davis endorsed mayoral candidate Willie Wilson. The congressman's support in the runoff could be key to earning the African-American vote that both Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have been actively courting.
Both candidates are fighting for the 11 percent of the vote Wilson earned in the Feb. 24 race. A vote from Davis, who represents much of the predominantly African-American South Side, could help gain Garcia the votes he needs to beat Emanuel in the runoff election in April.
Davis announced his endorsement at noon at the Greater St. John Bible Church on the city's West Side. Following the announcement, Garcia hosted a meet-and-greet with West Siders at MacArthur's Restaurant.
Garcia picked up another big endorsement Saturday when a local Teamsters chapter announced its support for him. The union endorsed Emanuel in the 2011 race, but in their announcement Saturday they decried the mayor's serving "a select group of privileged insiders" and cast their vote for Garcia instead.