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Chuy Garcia Releases First Campaign Ad

Chicago's municipal election is Feb. 24

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    With fewer than two weeks until Chicago's municipal election, Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia on Wednesday released his first campaign ad.

    Campaign staffers said they're spending a half million dollars in the days leading up to the Feb. 24 election.

    The ad focuses on Chicago’s crime issues, with Garcia saying "it’s not safe." 

    Garcia, who currently represents the 7th District of Cook County, promises to hire 1,000 police officers, repeating his criticism that "Chicago’s had 10,000 shootings in the last four years."

    Garcia has also begun running radio ads beginning Wednesday.

    Also running for mayor are businessman Willie Wilson, Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) and community activist William "Dock" Walls.