Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayoral race

CNN: Chicago (CNN) -- Rahm Emanuel, the former chief of staff to President Barack Obama, won the Chicago mayoral election over five other challengers Tuesday, topping the 50% threshold to avoid a runoff vote, CNN projects.
With almost 75% of the vote counted, Emanuel had almost 55% of the vote, far outdistancing his rivals.
Former Chicago School Board head Gery Chico was in second place with 25%, while City Clerk Miguel del Valle had 9% and former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun had more than 8%. The other two candidates both had less than 2%.
While Tuesday's vote was technically the Democratic primary, there is no Republican contender in the heavily Democratic city, so Emanuel will succeed Richard M. Daley in the top job long associated with the Daley family. [MORE]
This was pretty much expected. I am curious to see how he governs. Many on the far left accused Rahm Emanuel for softening Obama's positions. Now that Emanuel is in the driver's seat we will see just how "moderate" he is.

Via: CNN

4 comments:

Wesley 'Whitey Lawful' Mcgranor said...

Boo!

Clifton B said...

Wesley:

The people of Chicago maybe saying that soon enough.

re: name change, mind if I just call you Wesley?

madmath1 said...

What else is new that they elect a carpetbagger? Same old BS from what has to be by far the worse and most corrupt city behind Detroit. They can have him for I rather have him ruining Chicago than the US.

Wesley 'Whitey Lawful' Mcgranor said...

Just don't call me late for dinner.

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