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Wilson Says He's Being Courted by Emanuel, Garcia

"I do feel, whoever I endorse will be the next mayor of Chicago," third place finisher says

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    Rahm Emanuel and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia want former mayoral candidate Willie Wilson’s endorsement in the mayor’s race – and they’re not wasting any time to get it. NBC Chicago’s political reporter Mary Ann Ahern has the story. (Published Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015)

    He may have come in third place, but mayoral candidate Willie Wilson is being courted by both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

    Both Emanuel and Garcia paid personal visits Wednesday to Wilson's Streeterville home.

    "I do feel, whoever I endorse will be the next mayor of Chicago," Wilson said.

    The millionaire businessman and first time candidate received 10 percent of Tuesday's vote.

    While he said his heart is telling him to support Garcia, he said he found Emanuel to be very interested in the issues he cares about. Ultimately, Wilson said he's going to wait to receive input from those who supported him and seriously consider their advice.

    He plans to make a decision by the end of the first week of March.

    Results Tuesday showed the incumbent mayor with about 46 percent of the vote, short of the 50 percent-plus-one support he needed to win another term outright. Garcia, a Cook County commissioner, came in second place with 34 percent.


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