Susana Mendoza

Comptroller Susana Mendoza running for Chicago mayor

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza says she's running for Chicago mayor.

The Democrat announced her bid Wednesday, about one week after she won re-election as the state's top fiscal officer.

In a campaign video, the 46-year-old Mendoza says the February election "is about the next generation, not just the next four years."

Mendoza joins a more than a dozen candidates vying to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who's not seeking a third term.

Republicans blasted Mendoza when a clip of a mayoral announcement video surfaced days before the Nov. 6 election. At the time Mendoza said she hadn't made a decision about whether to run for mayor.

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