CHICAGO (CBS) — There were cheers for mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and jeers for incumbent Rahm Emanuel as Garcia stood with some 100 supporters in the African-American community on Tuesday.
Garcia, a Cook County commissioner, might not have Emanuel’s more than $9 million in campaign funds, but he looked delighted to see about 100 African-American activists, community leaders, and former elected officials crowded into his new South Side campaign office to show their support.READ MORE: Illinois Attorney General Now Investigating Center For Covid Control Amid Accusations Of Deception, Fraud Against Insurance Companies
Former Cook County Board President Bobbie Steele said the display was a demonstration Garcia has proven himself to the African-American community through actions, while Emanuel has fallen short.
“I think he’s disconnected from the people of Chicago. I think he’s running a corporation that includes a few, and leaves out most. I think it’s like the movie ‘The Haves and the Have Nots,’” Steele said.