What does Emanuel’s decision mean for the Chicago mayoral race?


Rahm Emanuel has decided to not seek a third term. The Chicago mayoral race is already crowded, with 10 candidates officially in the race, and that could increase with Tuesday’s announcement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel saying he will not seek re-election. Next February voters will choose someone new to become the mayor of Chicago. It’s a crowded field and speculation abounds that more candidates will jump in. But none of the contenders have huge name recognition or the political cash Emanuel has. If you’re talking name ID, and WGN based this on internal polls, Garry McCarthy, Paul Vallas, Willie Wilson and Lori Lightfoot stand out for now.


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