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Chance The Rapper Endorses Amara Enyia For Mayor Of Chicago

Chance The Rapper Endorses Amara Enyia For Mayor Of Chicago

UPDATE: Turns out that Chance The Rapper’s mayoral election press conference was to endorse Amara Enyia for mayor. Enyia, the director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, isn’t a frontrunner in the mayoral race but her name has since become a trending topic following Chance’s endorsement.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Chance said he is endorsing Enyia because she is the one mayoral candidate whose views “most align with mine.”

Read the original story below.

Mayor Chancelor Jonathan Bennett would sound pretty official.

The talk of the town is that Chance The Rapper might be running for Mayor of Chicago.

On Monday, the 25-year-old Chicago rapper took to Twitter to announce that he’d be holding a press conference regarding the mayoral election at City Hall. The conference is set to take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. CST.

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The post came after a cryptic tweet that read, “maybe I should.”

People are speculating that this could be a hint to a potential mayoral bid.

The announcement comes after Chicago’s current Mayor Rahm Emanuel unexpectedly announced that he would not be seeking reelection.

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It also comes on the heels of Donald Trump calling for Chicago police to use stop and frisk to combat gun violence (even though 1. The levels of violence in the city have been on the decline and 2. A federal judge ruled stop and frisk was discriminatory and unconstitutional in 2013.).

Could Chance be countering Trump in an effort to save his city? Do we need any more celebrity politicians? Probably not. But, we’ll just have to wait and see how it all pans out.



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