US Rep. Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia won’t rule out challenging Lori Lightfoot in another run for Chicago mayor

US Rep. Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia won’t rule out challenging Lori Lightfoot in another run for Chicago mayor

CHICAGO (TOC) — U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy’ Garcia (D-Chicago) beforehand ran for mayor in opposition to Rahm Emanuel in 2015, and is leaving the door open to hitch the crowded discipline difficult Lori Lightfoot.

“I wish to ship for working households as my duty as a congressman, I have been working very arduous for the previous three and a half years, that’s my high precedence,” mentioned Garcia mentioned Wednesday.

There are already 9 declared candidates difficult Lightfoot, together with 4th Ward Alderman Sophia King, who launched a extremely produced announcement video Wednesday.

“I am getting numerous calls, clearly from folks throughout the town to contemplate it. I am flattered by that,” Garcia mentioned throughout a sit down interview in his southwest facet congressional workplace.

He mentioned he actually enjoys being a congressman. However an excessive amount of run for mayor once more?

“I am not shutting the door fully however I’ve gotta inform you, I’ve by no means been as challenged or rewarded as I’ve been over the previous three and a half years as a member of the US Congress,” Garcia mentioned.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot mentioned all of the challengers and potential candidates will not be an indication that she’s susceptible.

“Persons are going to leap in, it is the foolish season, it should occur. I stay targeted on ensuring that I ship each single day for the residents of the town, and if I proceed to try this I really feel very optimistic about reelection,” Mayor Lightfoot mentioned.

If Garcia decides to leap into the race, he can be thought of an automated frontrunner. If he decides to stays on the sidelines he would nonetheless be issue within the mayor’s race.

“A number of candidates have known as, others are calling and keen to fulfill, they want my help, my recommendation as nicely. The way forward for Chicago is essential to me,” the congressman mentioned.

Garcia’s endorsement can be coveted by some other candidate difficult the mayor.

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