Braun, Chico Take Aim at Emanuel in Last-Minute Campaigning

February 22, 2011  |  

(Chicago Sun Times) — The day before Election Day, Rev. Jesse Jackson decided to have a little fun with mayoral front-runner Rahm Emanuel — crashing an Emanuel lunch at Chicago’s Chicken & Waffles.  When Emanuel walked into the popular restaurant in Bronzeville, supporters of former Sen Carol Moseley Braun, who had just come from her rally down the street, shouted “Carol! Carol! Carol!”

Jackson and Rep. Bobby Rush were among them.  “I’ve never seen him here before and I don’t expect I’ll see him here again,” Rush said of Emanuel, who actually has visited the restaurant before and got a friendly recpetion from most patrons.

The candidates for mayor traversed the city — former School Board President Gery Chico traveling on the CTA — giving their last-minute pitches. Chico, Braun and City Clerk Miguel del Valle coordinated most of their firepower on Emanuel. who polls show so far ahead he might win the race outright.

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