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Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn endorsed U.S. Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García for mayor today, spurning his former gubernatorial running mate Paul Vallas. Meanwhile, Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled an endorsement from numerous Black faith leaders, a key demographic for her as she seeks to earn a second term.
As the Chicago mayor’s race heats up before the Feb. 28 election, search campaign contributions reported by the nine candidates.
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