Chicago attorney Kristin Barnette says she never went looking for politics. But even after she married Garry McCarthy in 2014 — then superintendent of the Chicago Police Department and now a candidate for mayor — she wasn’t quite keen on the idea of her husband seeking elected office.

“I think for a while I tried to ignore it,” Barnette told NBC 5, “but then when it was clear that things were building up and there was a path to success, it was time to make sure that I supported Garry in this.”

“She’s obviously my greatest support system,” McCarthy said, adding that would have never run for mayor without her being onboard.

When asked why she’d said yes, Barnette replied: “This is too important.”

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