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Miguel Del Valle raised $110,000 for Chicago mayoral bid. Gery Chico, $2.5 million, Rahm Emanuel $10.6 million

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Chicago mayoral hopeful Miguel Del Valle raised only $110,000 by Dec. 31--and that's throwing in in-kind contributions.

Finance disclosure reports are due Thursday.

Gery Chico filed with $2.5 million.

Rahm Emanuel filed with $10.6 million

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below, Del Valle release......


The Miguel del Valle for Mayor Campaign's D-2 forms report that it received approximately $110,000, including cash and in-kind contributions, through December 31st.

Included in the in-kind donations were legal fees, rent, phone and utility costs in two offices around the city, design and production costs, web design and maintenance.

In the weeks since the filing deadline, the campaign estimates it has received an additional $40,000 in cash donations, as well as another $20,000 in in-kind donations. The majority of contributions have come from individual donors.

"This is a grassroots campaign," del Valle said today. "We are funded by, and running for, the people of the city of Chicago--not special interests, not city contractors."

"We have been able to run a campaign operation as robust as any other. We now have five offices brimming with volunteers and a full field operation. I have endorsements from elected officials and leading progressive organizations like the IVI-IPO and Northside Democracy for America. And we have earned financial support from individuals all over the city."

Del Valle is the only candidate who has pledged not to take campaign contributions from donors who have contracts with the city.

"Voters can be sure that the candidates taking money from city contractors would not be independent if they got into office," del Valle said. "They'd be bought and sold before they ever made it to the fifth floor of City Hall."

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