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Garcia presses to turn negatives into positives against Rahm Emanuel

Garcia presses to turn negatives into positives against Rahm Emanuel

Shirley Simmons had finished lunch on a recent Friday afternoon when mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia knocked on her door in the Altgeld Gardens public housing complex to ask about life on the Far South Side. The two talked gang violence, then Garcia tried to move on to the next building. Simmons stopped him and brought up his debate performance a few nights earlier. "Why is it, when they were asking you all those questions — you were on TV with Rahm Emanuel — and just about everything you said was, 'Trust me. Just wait till I get to be mayor,'" said Simmons, 70, as she stood on her front stoop while wearing a school crossing guard...

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