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Gutierrez Will Run: Source

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    Luis Gutierrez will jump into the mayor's race, a source close to the congressman says.

    "Even if he comes in third, if he gathers 60 percent of the Latino vote, then he hopes to walk into runoff contenders to barter 'here's what I need," said the source, who requested anonymity because they had not been authorized to speak for the congressman.

    "Coming in 5th is still a win for him," said the source, adding that if he is the leader in the Latino vote, then Gutierrez will unquestionably be the go-to guy.

    A poll recently commissioned by Gutierrez says the congressman is in 4th place behind Emanuel, Dart and Braun.