Rep. Luis Gutierrez won’t run for Chicago mayor, calls on Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia to seek the office instead

Count Rep. Luis Gutierrez out of Chicago’s mayoral race.

Gutierrez, D-Ill., announced Wednesday that he won’t run to succeed Mayor Rahm Emanuel and instead threw his support behind Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.

“Please come and join me in drafting Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for mayor of the city of Chicago,” Gutierrez said at a Wednesday afternoon press conference. “We need Jesus who has a heart that is big enough for all of us.”

Gutierrez said he was setting up an exploratory committee for Garcia and was pushing to get his nomination petitions on the street by this weekend.

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via Breaking News – Chicago Tribune

September 12, 2018 at 12:45PM

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