Rahm in a runoff - Chicago's next Mayor a latino?

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  1. Hugh Blowmont

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    Mayoral Election Edges Closer To Runoff Between Emanuel, Garcia
    February 24, 2015 8:17 PM
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    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (Credit: CBS)

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    CHICAGO (CBS) — The race to be the mayor of Chicago is edging closer to a potential runoff election between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy Garcia.

    With 81 percent of precincts reporting, Emanuel had 46 percent, shy of the 50 percent plus one vote needed to avoid a potential runoff. Garcia had 34 percent of the vote, separating him from the rest of Emanuel’s challengers and putting him in position for the possible April 7 runoff.

    Trailing Garcia is businessman Willie Wilson in third with 10 percent, Alderman Robert Fioretti in fourth with 7 percent and William “Dock” Walls was in last with 3 percent.

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    Walls, who had twice previously run for mayor, conceded and said that this would be the last time he would run for mayor.

    Mayor Emanuel’s office announced that Emanuel would not have any public events scheduled for Wednesday.

    Emanuel enjoyed a significant financial edge over his opponents. The mayor’s campaign raised $13.6 million for the election, compared to Chuy Garcia’s $1.4 million. He also received the backing of President Barack Obama, who supported Rahm in political ads and during an appearance in Chicago to declare the Pullman neighborhood a national monument.

    Earlier on Tuesday, Garcia confidently predicted that he would force Emanuel into a runoff election.

    Mayor Emanuel’s office announced that Emanuel would not have any public events scheduled for Wednesday.
     
  2. Finns Wake

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    No way they would allow that to happen. I know Chicago, and this is all political theatre. Make it look as if it's not a foregone conclusion that rahm wins again, introduce a bit of drama to maintain the illusion that democracy still lives there.
     
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    Latino? Hell, get Dawg up here to be our next mayor!
     
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    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    Chicago's already had a black mayor and an Israeli mayor so that would be the next logical step.:dontknow:
     
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    Maybe one day they will have a human mayor...
     
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    Did you consider the Daleys human? They've had two of them.
     
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    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    Vipers? Yes. Thieves, absolutely. Arch criminals? Without a doubt...:up:
     
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    Very true, but I think we're going for a racial thing here.
     
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    Mayor Chuy? :artiejj: