- Alderman Bob Fioretti jumped into the race for mayor of Chicago Saturday with an attack against Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the mayor's campaign fired back.
Fioretti launched his campaign with a website and a campaign video.
The two-term City Council member wasted no time criticizing current Emanuel, painting him as out of touch, unwilling to listen, and divisive, a politician of broken promises on jobs, crime, and education, and attacked his administration's policies like charging not-for-profits and churches for city water.
"But our schools are being gutted, our streets are not safer and so many are missing out on economic opportunities and jobs," Fioretti said.
The Second Ward alderman made his announcement Saturday morning before a crowd of about 100 supporters at East West University in the South Loop.
Channel 7 says former aldercreature and Machine tool Robert Shaw has filed to run and of course, Karen Commie Lewis continues to make noises from the sidelines. The anit-Emanuel forces split the protest vote three ways and Rahm slips in on the liberal, alternate-lifestyle and outright fraud vote totals.
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