Mayor Emanuel picks up endorsement of President Obama

(Chicago)  In the race for mayor, Mayor Emanuel has picked up the endorsement of his old boss, President Obama.

It would be news if President Obama did not endorse Rahm but in a new ad he does try to disarm the notion that Rahm alienates people. 

“Let’s be honest.  At times the guy can be a little hard-headed, but there’s a reason Rahm fights as hard as he does.  He loves our city.”

But challenger Chuy Garcia is arguing no surprise here, “What does it mean?  It doesn’t mean a whole lot.  I would expect the president to be loyal to a former employee.  I think all of us would do that.”

Garcia picked up the endorsement of the Independent Voters of Illinois, Independent Precinct Organization.  

Bill Cameron, 89 WLS News