- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - The candidates for Chicago mayor are using everything from phone calls to door knocking and even rain ponchos to get supporters to the polls.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia are competing in Tuesday’s runoff election.

Kristen Crowell is director of United Working Families, a progressive group backing Garcia.

She says volunteers started work at more than 100 staging locations before 6 a.m. Crowell says the campaign is on track to knock on more than 300,000 doors before polls close.

Emanuel campaign spokesman Steve Mayberry says “thousands” of campaign workers and volunteers have been dispatched.

He says they’re making calls at roughly two dozen phone banks, driving people to the polls and even handing out rain ponchos if needed. The campaign had 2,500 ponchos on hand.

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