Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel says he is seeking re-election.
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday that he does not search re-election for a third term in the midst of a withering criticism about his administration, politics and a rising rate of violent crime in the Windy City.
“As much as I do this job and always love this city and your residents will love, I have decided not to re-election,” Emanuel said at a press conference on Tuesday. “That was the job of life, but it is not a job for a lifetime.”
Emanuel was a Democratic Congressman and chief of staff of President Barack Obama, before he was mayor in the year 2011. He followed Richard M. Daley, mayor for more than 20 years.
While he came into office with high hopes, Chicago’s high murder rate and an increase in violent and embittered, many of the residents in its management. Emanuel is trying to fend off the attacks, while calming heats up in an alarmed electorate, but the violence, the calls for political change in the February election.
“What happened over the weekend is absolutely terrible and unacceptable. It is another tragic weekend in Chicago, and, unfortunately, we also had a lot of” former Chicago Public schools CEO and the mayor-candidate Paul Vallas said he, after a bloody weekend that left killed a dozen people and a further 62 injured, according to the Chicago Tribune. “There is no substitute for the deployment of police resources, we need to close this gap.”
In addition to the heat from his rivals in the mayoral race, Emanuel, too, was besieged, at the national level, with Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, blamed Emanuel and decades of “a party of Democratic rule,” for the violence in a series of tweets.
The former mayor of New York, also tweeted his support for a mayoral candidate and former police Commissioner Garry McCarthy, a Democrat, refers to him as “Jerry” and called him a “police-genius.”