Afternoon briefing: Get ready for early voting in Chicago’s runoff


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The mayoral race for Chicago sees even more support from former candidates. U.S. Congressman Jesus “Chui” Garcia gave mayors the chance to endorse Brandon Johnson today and boost the Cook County Commissioner in the April 4 election.

Early voting for the runoff will begin on Monday. Read our Early Voting Guide for Mayoral and City Council Elections.

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