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Willie Cochran, 20th Ward

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ENTERED OFFICE: 2007, defeating incumbent Arenda Troutman, who'd been charged with taking bribes

PREVIOUS LIFE: Cop

WON REELECTION: Defeated rapper Che "Rhymefest" Smith in a runoff

RHYMEFEST'S ENDORSEMENTS: Al Sharpton, Cornel West, Kanye West

COCHRAN'S ENDORSEMENT: Emanuel

BEST COCHRAN RAP: "We wrapped this victory up in a hip way. We're gonna hop onto the next four years."

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