U.S. Rep. 'Chuy' Garcia contemplating another campaign for Chicago Mayor

Chuy Garcia
Then Chicago Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia arrives at his polling place to vote on election day February 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo credit Scott Olson/Getty Images

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - Congressman Jesus Garcia isn’t ruling out adding his name to the list of those challenging Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s re-election. But, he’s not sounding anxious about it either.

Out in DeKalb County for an unrelated event, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia admitted he’s thinking about a possible campaign for Mayor of Chicago.

“I have received many calls from people all over the city who know of my history as a community organizer, as a community builder, as an urban planner,” Garcia said.

And, of course, they remember him as the guy who forced incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff in 2015 and finished within 11 points.

Emanuel beat him 55% to 44%. But, considering Emanuel had a roughly $23 million warchest to Garcia’s $6 million, that was close.

Garcia said he loves the city, but said he loves being a Congressman too. And, he also needs to sit down with his wife and talk.

“We’ll continue to dialogue with stakeholders, with those who are in the race and are asking for support and others who may be jumping in as well,” said Garcia.

So, stay tuned.

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