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Waguespack Won't Run for Mayor, But Fioretti Will



    An early contender who planned to challenge Mayor Richard Daley for mayor of Chicago won't run now that the race has exploded into a free-for-all.

    Alderman Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward) said he won't join the race because it's become a popularity contest.

    “The field has become just too wide. Too many people jumping in, which makes it more difficult for anybody, even with a platform, to get out there and talk about the issues. No one’s talking about the issues. It’s all about who’s the most popular,” the alderman said.  

    The move is interesting because Waguespack seemed to be one of the few aldermen willing to challenge Daley in a race.

    On the other hand, Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward) is all in.

    The former congressional candidate said he already has 5,000 signatures for his mayoral bid and doesn't plan to run for his seat on the city council this February.

    Fioretti is campaigning on a promise to hire 1,000 more police officers to a beleaguered force and to bring casino gambling to the city. 

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