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Chicago After Daley Mon Nov 15 2010

Which Candidate Has The Most Signatures On Their Petition?

Today Chicago's mayoral hopefuls can officially file their candidacy for mayor (if they have the minimum 12,500 signatures on their petition). Most of the big name candidates are saying they have far more than the minimum. Here's a brief and incomplete breakdown:

  • Ben LaBolt, Communications Director for Rahm Emanuel, tweeted this morning that Emanuel's petition has 90,905 signatures on his petition.
  • NBC's Ward Room twitter reports that Rep. Danny Davis's petition has 50, 051 signatures.
  • Former Chicago Board of Education president Gery Chico's spokeswoman told the Chicago Tribune that Chico will deliver 52, 254 signatures on his petition.

Who else is talking about their petitions?

 
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