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Rahm Emanuel gaining steam for runoff, despite rival's change in tactics
Rahm Emanuel gaining steam for runoff, despite rival's change in tactics

If the Chicago mayoral campaign of Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is remembered for nothing else, it might be the way he slapped down Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a recent debate with references to Darth Vader and imperiousness. Garcia ripped into Emanuel, the first-term mayor and onetime chief of staff to President Obama, for offering protected land fronting Lake Michigan to "Star Wars" creator George Lucas for a movie memorabilia and art museum. "The monument to Darth Vader I oppose," said Garcia, a member of the Cook County board. He accused Emanuel of acting "by fiat," adding: "You're not the king of the city." By coming out swinging, the...

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