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Comptroller Susana Mendoza running for Chicago mayor

November 14, 2018

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, Susan Mendoza, the Democratic candidate for Illinois state comptroller, participates in a political rally in Springfield, Ill. Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza says she's running for Chicago mayor. The Democrat announced her bid Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 about one week after she won re-election as the state's top fiscal officer. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza says she’s running for Chicago mayor.

The Democrat announced her bid Wednesday, about one week after she won re-election as the state’s top fiscal officer.

In a campaign video, the 46-year-old Mendoza says the February election “is about the next generation, not just the next four years.”

Mendoza joins a more than a dozen candidates vying to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who’s not seeking a third term.

Republicans blasted Mendoza when a clip of a mayoral announcement video surfaced days before the Nov. 6 election. At the time Mendoza said she hadn’t made a decision about whether to run for mayor.

Other mayoral candidates include Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Bill Daley, the brother and son of previous Chicago mayors.

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