Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has officially kicked off her campaign for Chicago mayor, announcing her candidacy Saturday and joining a crowded field of contenders.Braun now runs an organic food company.
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There are lots of hairs being split Wednesday over Rahm Emanuel's eligibility to run for mayor of Chicago. Elections attorney Burt Odelson told the Chicago Tribune he has evidence the Chicago Board of Elections ruled Emanuel an inactive voter in 2009.
Most candidates for Chicago mayor are now one step closer to getting on the ballot. Monday was the first day they could file the required 12,500 signatures with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.
Long lines will form Monday morning at the Chicago Board of Elections. That's because candidates for mayor, city clerk, treasurer and aldermen can start turning in their nominating petitions Monday. Mayor Daley-wannabees must submit 12,500 signatures to get on the ballot.