Fioretti said he would make a final decision on whether to challenge the mayor after talking to more residents and examining his own gut.
"I'm putting together a staff," Fioretti said. "I'm weighing my options."
Despite Fioretti's reluctance to announce he was running for mayor, the Downtown alderman sounded like a candidate for citywide office at Ald. Nicholas Sposato's announcement that he would run for alderman of the 38th Ward after his 36th Ward was remapped to include a majority of Latino residents.
Fioretti said he was working to develop a "people's platform" that would speak to all of the city's residents.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is also weighing a run against Emanuel. Former Ald. Robert Shaw, East Garfield Park resident and entrepreneur Amara Enyia and television producer William J. Kelly have announced they plan to run for mayor.
A representative of Emanuel’s campaign could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday evening.
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