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Gery Chico on Tom Dart dropping out of Chicago mayor race: "I have the best story to tell"

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Chicago mayoral hopeful Gery Chico shares with rival Rahm Emanuel fire-in-the-belly in their desire to replace Mayor Richard Daley. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who dropped out of the race on Wednesday--was never seen as having the drive of Emanuel and Chico. With Dart out, Chico on Wednesday afternoon holds a conference call to discuss the state of the race. He will not give any ground to Emanuel--who with Dart was at the top of most polls taken for the race.

Chico said in a statement, "I decided to run for Mayor because I have the best story to tell Chicagoans about my record of improving life for children and parents in every neighborhood across this city. Regardless of who gets in or out of this race, I am running to be the next Mayor because I have the vision to move Chicago forward and the track record that proves I will deliver."

below, from Gery Chico Chicago mayoral campaign.....

Statement from mayoral candidate Gery Chico regarding Tom Dart's decision:

"I decided to run for Mayor because I have the best story to tell Chicagoans about my record of improving life for children and parents in every neighborhood across this city. Regardless of who gets in or out of this race, I am running to be the next Mayor because I have the vision to move Chicago forward and the track record that proves I will deliver.

Sheriff Dart has always put public service ahead of political ambition. I wish Tom well as he continues his good work to fight crime in Cook County. I have always believed that protecting our citizens is the number one priority of government. As I have in the past, I will seek Sheriff Dart's advice and counsel on keeping Chicago safe."
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Gery will also host a conference call at 2 p.m. to address questions about today's developments.

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