Chicago mayor wages lively campaign with no big challengers
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't face any big-name challengers in his push for a second term, but the former White House chief of staff isn't taking any chances.
He's pulled in more than nine times more money than any of his challengers through fundraising and a PAC. He's dominated the airwaves with commercials, including a radio spot this week featuring an endorsement from his old boss, President Barack Obama. And he's agreed to attend no less than six forums and debates — far more than the single debate he did during his 2011 bid to lead the nation's third-largest city.