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3/10/2015 8:51 am  #1

Rev. Jesse Jackson, black ministers stand behind Chuy Garcia for Chica

 Rev. Jesse Jackson, black ministers stand behind Chuy Garcia for Chicago mayor

The battle over the African-American vote in Chicago’s mayoral race intensified Monday as one of the city’s most iconic activists, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, stood in front of a vacant lot in Englewood and put his support behind Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.The assembling of a slew of local black ministers and Jackson to endorse the Cook County commissioner was Garcia’s best response to date in an attempt to neutralize President Barack Obama’s appeals to African-Americans to back Mayor Rahm Emanuel.“Our agenda is a very positive one and a very focused one: We’re about neighborhood reconstruction,” Jackson said, with a crowd of African-American supporters, including a group of ministers. The endorsement didn’t come with a promise of fundraising, but one of Jackson’s sons, Yusef, donated $25,000 to Garcia’s campaign last week.

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