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Wilson Touts Faith Community Support as Election Day Approaches



    Race for Chicago Mayor: Final Day of Campaign

    The night before the mayoral election there’s a new twist in a race that’s too close to call. NBC Chicago’s political reporter Mary Ann Ahern is on the story. (Published Monday, Feb. 23, 2015)

    Mayoral hopeful Willie Wilson is touting support from the faith community in his final full day on the campaign trail.

    Wilson was scheduled to hold a 10 a.m. press conference with clergy from across the city at the Chicago Baptist Institute.

    The businessman has trailed in the polls throughout the race, despite putting more than $2 million of his own cash into the campaign. He has made his own faith a key part of his message to voters, as the Chicago Tribune noted, starting and ending most public appearances with prayer.

    Wilson is one of four candidates seeking to oust Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who holds a large lead heading into Tuesday's vote. If Emanuel fails to secure a 50-percent-plus-one-vote victory, he and the second-place finisher will face off in an April runoff.

    Five to Know: Willie Wilson

    [CHI] Five to Know: Willie Wilson
    Four candidates are vying to defeat incumbent candidate Rahm Emanuel, and tonight our political reporter Carol Marin continues her profiles with the second candidate on the ballot – businessman Willie Wilson.
    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015)

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