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Quigley: Not Thinking About Mayoral Run Until After Elections




    "It's not the first in this race," says Cong. Quigley, "it's the one who has the best chance of capturing the essence of what needs to take place." (Published Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010)

    Congressman Mike Quigley said Tuesday he's not thinking about a mayoral run until after the midterm elections in November.

    "At this point in time we're going back into session this week, I'm very focused on what we're doing these last two weeks, and I'm not going to consider what's going to happen in the mayor's race until after the November elections," said Quigley.

    Quigley said he was the last person to enter his Congressional race.

    "It's not the first in the race," Quigley said. "It's who has the best chance of capturing the essence of what needs to take place in this city, how we move forward to build the coalition necessary."

    Quigley is scheduled to speak with another possible mayoral contender, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Wednesday. Emanuel reached out to Quigley for the meeting.

    "He wasn't asking me about political advice, he was talking about the issues that affect the city of Chicago, he was very policy driven," Quigley said.

    "I think he's making the calls that all the candidates are making, to build a coalition and see how his campaign will unfold," Quigley said.