Chicagoans love Chance The Rapper, and for good reason. You’d be hard-pressed to find another major pop artist who has done as much for their community as Chance. Because of that some of his more ardent fans have recently started up a petition to get him to run for the office of Mayor of Chicago in 2019. Their “draft Chance” campaign just received a huge boost too, thanks from a co-sign from Drake.
Drizzy was hoping into his limo after a night out when he was caught by some TMZ cameras. Of all the questions they shouted his way as he entered the vehicle, the one he chose to respond to was about Chance. “You think Chance The Rapper will make a good Mayor of Chicago?” one of the paparazzi asked. “Yeah, I do,” Drake responded.
Chance himself caught wind of the news and took to Twitter to express his gratitude.
Chance’s supporters have set up a new website for their cause chano4mayor.com, along with a Twitter account, @chano4mayor2k19 dedicated to the goal of getting him elected as Mayor of Chicago in 2019. As they explained…
“Rahm Emanuel has been in office since 2011. In that time we’ve seen the closure of 50 public schools, the largest in history,” the website states. “The city shut down 6 of its 12 mental health clinics. The Department of Justice found a pattern of civil rights violations by the Chicago Police Department, including but not limited to the murder of Laquan McDonald. It’s time for change.”
What do you think? Is Chance the man to run Chicago in a couple of years?