Chicago mayor's race

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Rahm Emanuel Wins Chicago Mayoral Runoff

He survives the toughest political fight of his life

(Newser) - Rahm Emanuel will get another term as Chicago mayor. With about 76% of the votes counted in their runoff election, he led challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia by 56% to 44%, reports the Chicago Sun-Times . Garcia already has called Emanuel to concede the race, one the Chigago Tribune describes "... More »

Rahm Emanuel Faces Chicago's First Runoff for Mayor

He fails to win 50% of the vote needed to secure 2nd term

(Newser) - Chicago will hold its very first mayoral runoff election, because incumbent Rahm Emanuel failed to win the 50% of the vote that he needed in yesterday's election to secure a second term. He got just 45.4%, and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia got 33.9%; they'... More »

Chicago Swears In Emanuel

New mayor calls for change, sacrifice to address city's woes

(Newser) - It was a departure of sorts for Rahm Emanuel today, a swearing in, as opposed to the swearing at he's famously used to. The potty-mouthed former White House chief of staff today became Chicago's first new mayor in two decades, taking the oath of office and officially marking... More »

Rahm Emanuel Wins in Chicago, Avoids Runoff

He easily triumphs in city's race for mayor

(Newser) - Rahm Emanuel has been elected mayor of Chicago, and he won't even need a runoff. With 86% of the precincts reporting, Emanuel was trouncing five opponents with 55% of the vote. Emanuel needed more than 50% of the vote to win outright. The other major candidates—former Chicago schools president... More »

Chicago Votes Today: Rahm Smells Like the Winner

So the big question is: Will he win now, or after a run-off?

(Newser) - After a campaign fraught with uncertainty , Rahm Emanuel now seems poised to win today’s election and become Chicago’s next mayor—but the only lingering question is whether or not he'll actually win today. If he can’t take more than 50% of the vote, he’ll face a... More »

Rahm Emanuel Back on Ballot —for Now

State Supreme Court agrees to hear his appeal

(Newser) - Good news for Rahm Emanuel in the Chicago mayor's race: The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear his appeal of a ruling that booted him off the ballot—and it ordered election officials to stop printing ballots without his name on them, reports the Chicago Tribune . The court promised... More »

Rahm: 'We Will Prevail'

But court defeat has invigorated Emanuel's opponents

(Newser) - For someone who just got kicked off the Chicago mayoral ballot , Rahm Emanuel is sounding pretty optimistic, saying that despite the setback, he's confident of winning his appeal in the state's highest court. "I have no doubt that in the end we will prevail in this effort," Emanuel... More »

Court Kicks Rahm Out of Mayor's Race

Appeals court says he doesn't meet residency requirement

(Newser) - An Illinois appeals court struck Rahm Emanuel's name from Chicago’s mayoral ballot today, according to the Chicago Sun-Times . In a 2-1 ruling, the court declared that Emanuel hadn’t met the residency requirements to run. “We order that the candidate’s name be excluded (or if necessary, be... More »

Moseley Braun Also Tells Bill Clinton to Butt Out

She and Rep. Danny Davis don't want him helping Rahm Emanuel

(Newser) - Things continue to get nice and contentious in the Chicago mayor's race: Today, mayoral hopeful Carol Moseley Braun added her own stern warning to Bill Clinton not to campaign for his old pal Rahm Emanuel. The former senator says Clinton will risk his relations with the black community if he... More »

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