Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayor race

February 23, 2011


Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday by building a coalition so broad-based, he says it empowers him to confront Chicago’s daunting problems.

“What makes this victory most gratifying is that it was built on votes from every corner of the city from people who believe that a common set of challenges must be met with a common purpose,” Emanuel told cheering fans at Plumbers Hall on the Near West Side.

His wife and three children stood with him.

“You sure know how to make a guy feel at home,” Emanuel said, now free to laugh about the residency challenge that almost kept him off the ballot.

Emanuel scored a runaway victory, taking 55 percent of the vote to Gery Chico’s 24 percent. The former White House chief of staff’s margin of victory was big enough to avoid a run-off and establish an indisputable mandate from just about every geographic and ethnic bloc in Chicago.

Emanuel won 40 wards to Chico’s 10. Emanuel won all the predominantly black wards.

Emanuel appeared to be the “consensus candidate” of the black community, garnering a larger share of the votes than former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, who came in fourth behind City Clerk Miguel del Valle. Braun had just under 9 percent, del Valle just over 9 percent.

Braun’s collapse opened the door for Emanuel to claim the black vote and made a run-off impossible.

Chico conceded the election an hour and a half after the polls closed, saying he pledged any help Emanuel may need.

To read more, visit: http://www.suntimes.com/3958856-417/rahm-emanuel-builds-commanding-lead-in-mayors-race.html

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