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[Updated] Bob Fioretti Files To Run For State Senate In 5th District

By Kate Shepherd in News on Sep 25, 2015 6:40PM

Updated below.

Former alderman and mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti is trying to forge a political comeback and running for State Senate, according to a recent filing with the State Board of Elections.

Fioretti, a democrat who ran against Mayor Rahm Emanuel and later surprisingly endorsed him in his runoff against Jesus "Chuy" Garcia", is planning to run in the West Side's 5th District, which is currently represented by Sen. Patricia Van Pelt, according to a reception invitation sent out by his campaign.

The campaign is officially registered with the State Board of Elections.

The reception will be at Rosebud Prime on Oct. 6, and tickets to the event run from $5,400 to $175.

Updated 2:30 p.m.: Barbara Susman, who is listed in the filing as the Bob Fioretti for State Senate campaign chairperson, said Fioretti is not declaring his intentions to run—yet.

"At this time, Bob Fioretti has not yet declared but he is putting together a team to run for state senate," she told Chicagoist. "There's a groundswell of support for him to do so from Chicago and other parts of the state and we hope he does so."