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Congressman Danny Davis Announces Mayoral Run



    Congressman Danny K. Davis announced his bid for Mayor of Chicago Sunday in a ballroom in the Hotel Allegro.

    Davis did not use the opportunity to advocate for any specific policies, instead saying that create jobs, increase economic development opportunities for the city, and help children avoid drug use.

    Davis was recently named the "consensus candidate" by a coaltion of African-American leaders, though at least two other black candidates, including former senator Carol Moseley-Braun, rejected the choice.

    Davis' announcement comes after former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel announced his own bid on Saturday. On Sunday, Emanuel released his first campaign commercial.

    Besides Braun and Emanuel, former Chicago Board of Education president Gery Chico is also peparing a bid.