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Chicago faces first mayoral runoff in its history

2015-02-25 by Rachel Galton

Incumbent Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to recieve a majority of votes on Tuesday, meaning that the city of Chicago will hold its first mayoral runoff. Though Emanuel won 45% of votes, he lost many votes to "little-known, lesser-funded challenger Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia." Garcia's ran as an underdog, framing Emanuel as "Mayor 1 Percent" in a campaign in which many originally thought Emanuel would be the inevitable victor. Emanuel's failure to recapture the mayoral seat follows a difficult term which saw increases in crime and the closing of schools. Read more here: http://www.governing.com/topics/elections/tns-chicago-runoff-election-results.html

 
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