Mendoza Wins Re-Election In Illinois Comptroller's Race, But Mayoral Bid Rumors Linger

Bernie Tafoya
November 07, 2018 - 10:58 am

WBBM Newsradio/Lisa Fielding


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Susana Mendoza easily won re-election as state comptroller, but there’s a question of whether she wants to stay in that office very long.  

Last week, Susana Mendoza admitted she is considering running for Mayor of Chicago after a short campaign video leaked on the internet. She responded in a statement that she was focusing on the comptroller race.

“I’m considering a run for another office and have taken steps to prepare for that should I choose to move forward, but I have not made any formal decisions,” she said.

Comptroller Susana Mendoza

On Tuesday night, the spunk State Comptroller was all about savoring her statewide win and Governor Bruce Rauner's loss. 

"Like you all know, I've been fighting out of my weight class every day since getting elected, taking on this guy. But as I've said many times, the only thing better than taking on Bruce Rauner all the time is...BEATING BRUCE RAUNER. Every single time! Yes we did it!"

Susana Mendoza's challenger was Republican Darlene Senger.

If Mendoza got elected mayor, the governor would get to pick her replacement as comptroller.

If she decides to run for mayor, she has until Nov. 26 to get 12,500 signatures to get on the Feb. 26 municipal ballot. Mendoza backers have been circulating the petitions for weeks, giving her a head start on the effort.