Emil Jones

Emanuel attack ad on Garcia takes liberties

Emanuel attack ad on Garcia takes liberties

Mayor Rahm Emanuel went on the attack Tuesday against Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, airing a TV ad criticizing his challenger on city financial issues.

The mayor, fighting for his political life on April 7, is using a time-tested campaign tactic: Define your opponent for voters before he can define himself. Emanuel has the money to do so, having raised 10 times more in campaign contributions than Garcia, who has yet to air a new TV ad since forcing a runoff election late last month.

Emanuel's latest spot takes liberties with Garcia's positions on the issues and the numbers it uses, while including out-of-context video clips to build...