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Rep. Bobby Rush Backs Emanuel for Re-Election



    Rep. Bobby Rush Backs Emanuel for Re-Election
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    Bobby Rush
    1st Congressional District

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel received another big endorsement Monday in his campaign for re-election.

    Following endorsements from the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business and, most recently, Sen. Dick Durbin, it appears Rep. Bobby Rush is also backing Emanuel.

    “In the coming years, our city will face tremendous challenges. We always have and we always will,” Rep. Rush said. "Mayor Rahm Emanuel has the tenacity, the ability, the commitment, and the experience necessary to face these challenges head on. So, I'm pleased to step out from the ranks of the undecided. I stand here to today to offer my firm support and my endorsement of Rahm Emanuel as the Mayor of Chicago."

    Emanuel has also received backing from President Barack Obama, who voiced his support in a radio ad.

    Emanuel has continuously remained at the top of the voting polls, but questions remain on whether he can avoid off a run-off election.

    His challengers have also received some notable endorsements.

    United Working Families backed Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, who also received support from the Chicago Teachers Union and roughly 100 African American leaders.

    Alderman Bob Fioretti received backing from the Green Party of Chicago and Willie Wilson was endorsed by Congressman Danny Davis.

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