Rahm Emanuel meets with voters to listen to their needs

CHICAGO (WLS) -- In the race for Chicago mayor, there's a change in tactic from the Emanuel campaign. Mayor Rahm Emaneul is trying to show voters he's listening to their needs.

Emanuel met with several voters Tuesday at a Bronzeville restaurant. The mayor said the group he spoke with has been especially interested in the process of choosing a site for the Obama Presidential Library.

Later, the mayor was asked about this change in approach.

"My strengths are my weaknesses. And when you're in your rush to get something done sometimes you have to pause. And when you're talking you have to do the listening which is what I was doing there," Emanuel said.

The mayor says though he's been working to gain the support of his primary challengers, he's not changing his stance on the closing of 50 Chicago schools or scalding back on the red light camera program.

Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia in a runoff on April 7.
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