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Del Valle blasts opponents over ethics reform

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Candidates running for Chicago mayor are clashing over ethics reform.

City Clerk Miguel del Valle is blasting some of his opponents because they won’t refuse campaign donations from people who do business with the city.

Del Valle is specifically calling out former City Colleges chief Gery Chicago and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

“Return every dollar that you’ve already raised from city contractors,” del Valle said Friday. “Becuase those city contractors contributed to your campaign because they have expectations, and those expectations have nothing to do with the best inerests of the residents of the City of Chicago.”

Emanuel said he will not take money from city lobbyists, but he would not vow to refuse money from city contractors.

A spokeswoman for Chico’s campaign says he’s simply complying with the contribution rules as they’re written.

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