Mayoral hopefuls’ sprint under way

November 07, 2010| By John Chase and Kristen Mack, Tribune reporters

While candidates for U.S. Senate and governor made last-minute appeals in the closing days of their campaigns, the hard chargers who want to be Chicago mayor were busy setting themselves up for business.

Rahm Emanuel spent part of Election Day shooting his first TV campaign commercial, while ward bosses friendly to him had their precinct workers gathering signatures for his mayoral bid even as they handed out palm cards for Tuesday’s races.

Carol Moseley Braun breathed life into her fledgling candidacy by securing the support of millionaire investment manager John Rogers Jr.

Gery Chico and state Sen. James T. Meeks worked the election night party circuit, glad-handing and doing interviews.

Now the biggest game in town begins in earnest — the race to succeed Mayor Richard Daley, the leviathan who for more than two decades overshadowed all he surveyed from atop Chicago’s political pyramid.

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