(CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel received a last minute endorsement from one of his most outspoken critics and one-time opponent, Alderman Bob Fioretti.
Fioretti ran against Emanuel in this year’s election, coming in fourth place and failing to qualify for the runoff.
In a written statement, Fioretti says: “The mayor and I disagree on many issues. But my endorsement is not about those issues. My endorsement is about which of these two candidates is ready and able to take on the tough financial challenges this city faces.”
Emanuel campaign spokesman Steve Mayberry released a statement saying, “Though they have had their differences in the past, the Mayor has a lot of respect for the Alderman’s independence and his focus on the tough financial issues that require a mayor with the strength and experience to keep moving our great city forward.”