Chicago businessman Willie Wilson running for president

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Willie Wilson announces his run for president.

Willie Wilson announces his run for president.

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CHICAGO -- He fell short in the race for mayor, but now Willie Wilson has his sights set on an even higher office. He's running for President.

The wealthy Chicago businessman made the announcement this morning. He joins former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley in the race to be the Democratic presidential nominee.

"I am a Democrat, but I'm not too keen on the party lately," said Wilson. "Make no mistake. I'm running for the anti-tax Democrat. I am against putting more taxes on hard working people who are doing all they can to feed their family and keep a roof over their heads."

Wilson barely received 10% of the vote in Chicago's mayoral election, and while many think he doesn't have a chance at victory he answered the question, why run?

"Why not?" said Wilson. "America has been good to me."

Wilson is a successful businessman who worked his way up from nothing to own a handful of McDonald’s restaurants. He now runs an international medical supply company.

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