Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Illinois Democrats Thursday in rallying for Hillary Clinton in front of Trump Tower.
"[Trump] first started by insulting immigrants, then he went from immigrants to women to working people and everybody between," Emanuel said Thursday afternoon. "This is not the America -- as people noted they don't want their children hearing from. I will just say, this is going to be the first election for my daughter. And her first vote for president will be for a woman president, because there's no office that's not open for women to compete for, and she has all the qualities for the job."
Democratic congressional candidates Raja Krishnamoorthi and Brad Schneider, who are running in the 8th and 10th districts respectively, appeared alongside Emanuel at the Clinton rally. U.S. Rep Jan Schakowsky (D-IL,9), Cook County State's Attorney candidate Kim Foxx and Chicago City Clerk and candidate for Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza were also in attendance.
The candidates and elected officials warned voters against complacency when it comes to hitting the polls this election cycle.
"The only thing standing between Donald Trump and the presidency is Hillary Clinton and all of us here," said Schneider. "We have one task left to do - on November 8, we have to go out and vote and make our voices heard."
Despite having been in the Clinton administration in the 90s and reportedly speaking to President Bill Clinton regularly, Emanuel has not been involved in public campaigning for the Democratic presidential nominee due to his arguable radioactive political status due to the Laquan McDonald scandal. Hillary Clinton called for a federal investigation of the Chicago Police Department after the shooting video's release. Clinton's primary opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), is also a vocal critic of Emanuel's handling of city issues and urged her to refuse the mayor's endorsement.