National union offers Karen Lewis $1M to run for mayor

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis says it’s going to take more than a million dollars to defeat Mayor Rahm Emanuel if she decides to run in next year’s Chicago mayoral race.

But Lewis said tonight she would be happy to use the one-million dollars the American Federation of Teachers is offering her to do so.

The national union helped New York Mayor Bill de Blasio capture the mayor’s office in that city with union funds.

Lewis appeared tonight at a community meeting with teachers, police officers, firefighters and residents of the 19th Ward.

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