Allegations of intimidation at Theresa Mah campaign event

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The race for 2nd District Illinois state representative is heating up.

Theresa Mah's campaign is accusing supporters of opponent Alex Acevedo of bad behavior at a recent event. Congressman Luis Gutierrez and other Latino leaders gathered in Pilsen on Monday to endorse Mah.

In a campaign email, Mah claims an "angry mob... shouted racial slurs and tried to physically intimidate" her supporters.

The Acevedo campaign strongly denies the allegations.

Mah and Acevedo are running for the seat held by Rep. Eddie Acevedo, who is retiring. Alex Acevedo is Rep. Acevedo's son.

This story has been updated from an earlier version.

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