By Jay Sekulow
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The plan was simple: The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Chicago's other black leaders would choose one black candidate to run for mayor, invoke the name of the city's respected first black mayor and watch its largest racial group flock to the polls to vote for the anointed candidate.
The campaign to replace Mayor Richard M. Daley has unfolded unlike any in Chicago's history and almost certainly will end with a mayor unlike anyone who has run City Hall before.
Black ministers, politicians and business leaders are scrambling to unify their community behind a single candidate in Chicago's wide-open mayoral race, which already features former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, as many as four congressmen and a sheriff among those considering a run.
She said three or four black candidates could be on the ballot in February regardless of whom the coalition chooses.
"There's no one leader in the African-American community anymore ... with the charisma or moral authority to stand up and say, 'Follow me,' and maybe that's OK," said Ms. Washington.