Hard Leftist Takes Lewis' Spot
- Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Chicago) said Monday he will challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the February election.
“I think this city is not headed in the right direction,” Garcia told Early and Often, the Chicago Sun-Times political portal. “I’m hearing from people all over the city that the mayor’s vision and style are not what the city wants.”
Garcia is poised to mount a left-leaning campaign, trying to appeal to Emanuel critics disappointed that County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis did not enter the mayoral race.
So does this siphon off Rahm's left wing? And fracture the Hispanic bloc Rahm has been courting to counter the shift of black voters away from him?
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