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Willie Wilson Meets With Mayoral Candidates, Gives No Endorsement Decision

An endorsement from Emanuel could be key to winning the April runoff

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    After receiving 10 percent of the vote in Tuesday's election, Willie Wilson continues to enjoy plenty of attention.

    On Saturday, the former mayoral candidate met personally with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Bruce Rauner. Wilson's spokesperson said Rauner did not ask Wilson to endorse Emanuel, and on Friday Rauner told reporters he was staying out of the mayoral election.

    Wilson also met with Tom Balanoff, the president of the Service Employees International Union Illinois Council, on Saturday.

    On Sunday, Wilson met with Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. This meeting and the one with Emanuel marked Wilson's second one-on-one meetings with each Emanuel and Garcia since Tuesday's election.

    Now there's word Wilson will travel to Springfield Tuesday to meet with Senate President John Cullerton, which Wilson's spokesperson says was a "mutual" decision.

    Wilson's endorsement may provide a domino effect in gathering the African-American vote considered key to winning the April runoff.


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