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The Sun-Times is calling it a “political about-face.” The Chicago coalition of African American politicians, religious and community leaders met Friday night and unanimously chose to support Representative Danny Davis in the mayoral race. The finalists, announced last month, included former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun and Board of Review Commissioner Larry Rogers. Braun was originally thought to be the best contender for the coalition’s support, so it came as a surprise when the coalition announced it would be backing Rep. Davis. After being re-elected to eighth term in last week’s elections, Davis says he’s “ready to run” for mayor of Chicago.

The coalition is meant to unify the African American vote in Chicago, but with Braun and Rogers feeling slighted by the decision, will it end up dividing rather than unifying?

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