Rahm Emanuel’s Commanding Lead: Has More Cash, Support Than Top 3 Rivals Put Together

CHICAGO — The financial reports show Rahm Emanuel raised far more campaign money than all his opponents in the race for Chicago mayor combined. A new poll shows the former White House chief of staff with as much voter support as his th…

CHICAGO — The financial reports show Rahm Emanuel raised far more campaign money than all his opponents in the race for Chicago mayor combined. A new poll shows the former White House chief of staff with as much voter support as his three top rivals put together.

Just a month before the vote for Chicago’s new mayor, Emanuel has amassed what looks like a commanding advantage and is picking up the pace of his campaign, including plans to air TV ads during the big Bears-Packers football game on Sunday. Some experts now say that Emanuel could reach enough votes to win outright on Feb. 22 and avoid a runoff.

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