Chicago, IL – The value celebrity endorsements in political elections is something that Chance The Rapper has understood and become comfortable with even after his $400K contribution and co-sign former Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia didn’t work out.
According to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times, on Thursday (March 21) the Grammy Award-winning artist held a press conference to endorse county board president Toni Preckwinkle over her opponent and former president the Chicago Police board, Lori Lightfoot.
“I want everyone to know the truth,” Chance said during the press conference on February 26.
“The truth is that the most qualified person in terms somebody who’s gonna look out for all the people Chicago and] account for the police, victims gun crime, victims economic crime is Toni Preckwinkle. So, I’m fully behind her,” Chance continued.
The Coloring Book rapper’s approval Preckwinkle following Enyia’s elimination is almost second nature as his father, Ken Bennett, is Preckwinkle’s campaign co-chair and has been asking for his son’s endorsement for months.
“My dad said back in like June last year that I should endorse Toni Preckwinkle. It’s a little late, but I’m here,” Chance told the Sun-Times.
Chance has promised to campaign with Preckwinkle through runf elections on April 2.
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