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Chicago Democrats pitching 2024 convention present picture of unity to national party despite tension over leadership battle

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CHICAGO — Illinois’ top Democrats gathered on a Fulton Market venue stage Tuesday in an attempt to present a unified front to national party officials reviewing Chicago’s 2024 presidential convention bid, masking an intensifying battle over control of the state Democratic Party. Illinois Democratic Chair Robin Kelly stood near Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who is backing state Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez of Cicero for the top party post in a vote set for Saturday, and later acknowledged the tensions aren’t a plus in Chicago’s bid for the convention. “Any division doesn’t help, you know,” the con…

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