Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) announced his campaign to become Chicago’s mayor Sunday, the day after former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel formally launched his own bid, the Associate Press reported.
The race to succeed Richard Daley, who said in September that he will not seek a seventh term, includes City Clerk Miguel del Valle and former Chicago school board president Gery Chico. Others are expected to join the crowded field of Democratic candidates.
Davis was re-elected Nov. 2 in the 7th district with more than 80 percent of the vote.
He told the Chicago Sun-Times on Nov. 6 that he’s “ready to run” for mayor after a coalition of black leaders in Chicago gave him its support.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.