CHICAGO (CBS) — Starting their last full day of campaigning, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia spent the morning shaking hands with potential supporters, and expressing confidence they’ll win on Election Day.
Emanuel started his day by having breakfast with people he calls “super volunteers” at Ann Sather Restaurant at 909 W. Belmont Av.
Afterward, he went to his North Side campaign office, to make get-out-the-vote phone calls. He quarreled with a reporter’s assertion that the party in power, with the largest organization – like his – benefits from low turnout.
“I think turnout, big turnout, is important for Chicago’s future. I want to be clear … yes, my name’s on the ballot. That’s also true Chuy’s name is on the ballot. But what’s on the ballot is Chicago’s future. That’s what’s on the ballot, and the voters and the residents of the city of Chicago know that’s what’s at stake,” the mayor said.