CHICAGO (AP) -- The field of candidates hoping to be mayor of Chicago is growing: Illinois Congressman Danny Davis has formally announced he's running.
Davis' Sunday announcement comes the day after former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel officially announced his run to replace Mayor Richard Daley. The mayor announced in September he wouldn't seek a seventh term.
State Sen. James Meeks is expected to announce his candidacy later Sunday.
Davis was tapped earlier this month by a coalition of black leaders as their preferred candidate. They chose him over other finalists that include Meeks and former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun. Davis is a Democrat who has been in Congress since 1997.
He previously served on the Cook County Board and the Chicago City Council.
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