Garcia and Emanuel ‘likely even’ heading into April 7 runoff

Dick Simpson says Garcia is now a legitimate candidate to become Chicago's first Latino mayor. (Matt Yurus / Medill)

By Matt Yurus

Ogden & Fry’s latest poll on Chicago’s mayoral race reported that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia are “likely even.”

Dr. Dick Simpson, a political scientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Garcia supporter, said that he is now a legitimate candidate, but the “critical element” to winning could boil down to whether Garcia can raise enough money to deliver his message to Chicago voters before the April 7 runoff.

Medill Reports’ Joe Musso contributed to this report.

Dick Simpson says Garcia is now a legitimate candidate to become Chicago’s first Latino mayor. (Matt Yurus / Medill)
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