Fresh off his victory last night, Chicago's new mayor-elect, Rahm Emanuel, had a busy day already today.
The former White House chief of staff and Illinois Congressman avoided a runoff by taking 55 percent of the vote last night.
Chicago has a mayor-elect. Rahm Emanuel won 55-percent of the vote in Tuesday's election, enough to avoid a runoff. That means that in May, Emanuel will succeed his one-time boss, longtime Mayor Richard M. Daley.The ex-White House chief of staff and congressman will take office May 16th.
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has been elected mayor of Chicago and will succeed the retiring Richard Daley.Emanuel called his victory "humbling" and "most gratifying." He also thanked Daley for his lifetime of service to the city.
Ever since Rahm Emanuel won the legal right to be on the Chicago mayoral ballot, it was pretty much a given that he would win the majority of votes when Election Day rolled around, which was Tuesday.So the question behind whatever suspense was left was, would Emanuel be able to win the 50 percent of
It’s such a ritual, this thing we do today. We trudge out to a neighborhood school or senior center or library and stand in line, sign our names and make a choice. Sometimes we’re thrilled about our choice, sometimes indifferent, sometimes downright disgusted.
With the polls set to open just hours from now, we felt the need for a bit of fun after so much exhaustion. Don’t get us wrong: we love policy papers, press conferences and stump speeches as much as the next Chicago media outlet.