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With Election Day Years Away, Emanuel's Campaign Fund Collects Big Donations

Although he’s not up for re-election until 2019, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaign fund collected more than $590,000 in the second quarter of 2016. 

Political scientist Paul Green thinks the fund-raising means Emanuel is sending a message: “Don’t write me off, and you better show me a little respect.”

Even with the election far-off, that message seems timely. 

A New York Times poll from the spring showed the mayor’s disapproval rating at 62 percent.

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