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.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, along with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, right, and Annette Tilleman-Dick, left, wife for former Rep. Tom Lanots, D-Calif. Clinton was honored with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize during a ceremony last week at the Cannon House Office Building. Previous winners include the Dalai Lama and Elie Wiesel.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.