WBEZ | unify http://www.wbez.org/tags/unify Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Mayoral candidates could split Chicago vote http://www.wbez.org/story/african-american/mayoral-candidates-could-split-chicago-vote <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/chicago flag.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>The two prominent Latinos running for Chicago mayor say they won't unify around a consensus candidate as several African-Americans who once eyed the job have done.</p><p>Gery Chico and Miguel del Valle are among a crowded field in a campaign that has a chance of producing Chicago's first Latino mayor. How strongly they run could have a big impact on a tough race with two more widely known candidates, former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun.</p><p>Chico, a Mexican-American, is formerly a Chicago schools president and chief of staff to outgoing Mayor Richard Daley. Del Valle, from a Puerto Rican family, currently serves as Chicago's city clerk.</p><p>A runoff would be held if no candidate gets 50 percent on Feb. 22.<br /><br />&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/african-american/mayoral-candidates-could-split-chicago-vote