The Chicago Sun-Times editorial board hosted the candidates running for mayor at 10:30 a.m. today, ahead of the Chicago municipal election on Feb. 24.
This is the second debate Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ald. Bob Fioretti, Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, William “Dock” Walls and Willie Wilson participated in.
Earlier this week, the candidates faced off in their first debate, in which Emanuel fended off attacks from Garcia and Fioretti by going on the offensive. He blasted them for their previous support of a 1980s property tax hike, a tax-increment financing subsidy for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the parking meter deal.
A recent Chicago Tribune poll shows while Emanuel has a double-digit lead over his nearest challenger, Garcia, he falls significantly short of the 50 percent-plus-one majority he needs to avoid a runoff.
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