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Chance The Rapper Announces His Endorsement Of Amara Enyia For Mayor

October 16, 2018 - 1:45 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- When Chance the Rapper tweeted “I’m thinking maybe I should,” there was speculation that he may be running for mayor, but on Tuesday he announced that was not the case. 

Chance the Rapper went to City Hall on Tuesday morning to announce he is endorsing activist and former government official Amara Enyia for mayor.

Chance the Rapper first made it clear that he is not running for mayor and probably never will, but he feels Amara Enyia is the most qualified candidate and dedicated to change and the community. 

"I want to work with somebody who is about change and somebody who is about our community, somebody who is about equity," he said.

He said some other candidates asked for his backing.

"They felt like they were higher in the polls or have more recognition with their name, but I would like to say very narcissistically, if I back you, you have a chance, absolutely," Chance said.

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Amara Enyia welcomes the chance Chance is giving her.

"Our campaign has the energy. It has the excitement and it has the commitment to engage, inspire, and galvanize Chicagoans," she said.

They are planning a major voter registration effort. 

Chance's father, Ken Bennett has endorsed Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle for mayor. Chance said that is his choice.