Amara Enyia: Kanye West Backs Chicago Mayoral Candidate…Donates $73,540 To Her Campaign 

Rapper and fashion designer, Kanye West has donated $73,540 (around £56,000) to a woman who is running to be mayor of his home city of Chicago. Amara Enyia is running for office in February 2019 – and has also had the backing of Chance the Rapper.Amara Enyia: Kanye West Backs Chicago Mayoral Candidate...Donates $73,540 To Her Campaign  1The money is the exact amount she needed to pay off a debt owed to the Illinois State Board of Elections from her previous mayoral bid in 2015. In a statement, Ms Enyia’s campaign team thanked Kanye for his “generous action”. His donation comes 11 days after he met US President Donald Trump at the White House. The pair discussed prison reform and other political issues over lunch. Ms Enyia says her goal as mayor is to “help communities – especially challenged communities – unlock their civic imagination”.Amara Enyia: Kanye West Backs Chicago Mayoral Candidate...Donates $73,540 To Her Campaign  2She wants to create a public bank in Chicago which she claims will “reduce corruption” and “promote economic growth”. Other policies include investing in public neighbourhood schools and creating safe spaces for community building. Ms Enyia says her goal as mayor is to “help communities – especially challenged communities – unlock their civic imagination”. She wants to create a public bank in Chicago which she claims will “reduce corruption” and “promote economic growth”. Other policies include investing in public neighbourhood schools and creating safe spaces for community building.Amara Enyia: Kanye West Backs Chicago Mayoral Candidate...Donates $73,540 To Her Campaign  3Photo Credit: Getty

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