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Carol Moseley Braun, Danny Davis, James Meeks: Joint Chicago New Year's Eve mayor race announcement

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Chicago mayoral hopefuls former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun and Rep. Danny Davis, joined by state Sen. James Meeks, who dropped out of the contest, will be making a joint announcement about the campaign at 7 p.m. Chicago time. Will the news be one of the two leading African American rivals will be folding? The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been helping to broker some kind of a resolution to the situation to have either Braun or Davis drop out to consolidate the African American vote. The front-runner in the Feb. 22 non-partisan primary is Rahm Emanuel, who is getting a chunk of the city's black vote, according to recent polls. The contest is really for second place. If no one gets more than 50 percent in the primary, the top two finishers face off in on April 5. Attorney Gery Chico and City Clerk Miguel del Valle are also running.

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