Rahm Targets Black Voters in ‘Food Desert' Campaign Ad

The mayor's third spot touts the construction of a Whole Foods in Englewood

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election campaign has released a third ad aimed squarely at black voters on Chicago's South Side.

Entitled "Eliminating Food Deserts," the spot features 16th Ward. Ald. JoAnn Thompson praising Emanuel's efforts toward the construction of a Whole Foods grocery store in the struggling Englewood neighborhood. As an image of Emanuel on the phone graces the screen, a narrator intones: "To combat food deserts, Mayor Emanuel told the big grocers, 'If you're going to do business in Chicago, you're going to do business in all of Chicago.'"

Emanuel, who seeks a second term in office, recently unveiled a new slogan, "Chicago Together," as he attempts to undo his reputation as an out-of-touch plutocrat to a man-of-the-people. The mayor's very first election-season ad touted his environmental-friendliness while the second boasted of his successful City Colleges career program. Behold:

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