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FOP Won't Endorse Either Candidate for Mayor



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    The Fraternal Order of Police on Friday said they decide not to endorse either political candidate in the race for mayor of Chicago.

    Both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia met with leaders of the FOP in person Thursday afternoon.

    Four years ago, the FOP endorsed Gery Chico for mayor.

    The move comes on the same day both candidates revealed their plans to fix some of the city’s financial woes.

    Earlier this week, Garcia received prominent endorsements from Rev. Jesse Jackson and former mayoral challenger Willie Wilson. Emanuel has previously received endorsements from President Barack Obama, former mayor Richard Daley and Sen. Mark Kirk.

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