Last dash for candidates on Presidents Day

Mon. February 21, 2011 4:03 PM by Chicago Breaking News

Chicago, IL - Chicago mayoral hopefuls are spending Presidents Day campaigning throughout the city ahead of Tuesday's election, hoping to knock any fence-sitters into their camps.

Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun rallied supporters at a South Side ballroom. Former Chicago Board of Education President Gery Chico campaigned in Beverly and Chinatown. Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel visited a North Side senior center and a South Side restaurant. And City Clerk Miguel del Valle greeted commuters on the North Side and met with reporters at his campaign headquarters.

By Tuesday night, voters will have decided whether Chicago has a new mayor to succeed the retiring Richard Daley or faces six more weeks of campaigning ahead of a one-on-one April 5 runoff election. Voters also will pick a new city clerk, and all 50 City Council seats also are on the ballot.

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