Mayoral Election Edges Closer To Runoff Between Emanuel, Garcia February 24, 2015 8:17 PM Share on emailView Comments Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (Credit: CBS) Related Tags: Chicago Mayoral Election, election, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson 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. CLICK HERE FOR LIVE ELECTION RESULTS 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.