Rahm Emanuel Elected Chicago’s Mayor

Voters in overwhelming numbers on Tuesday elected President Obama’s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to be the first new mayor of Chicago in 22 years. Almost five months after leaving the White House to enter this city’s mayoral race, Mr. Emanuel, who made a name for himself as a fiery Beltway force, received 55% of the vote with more than 97% of the precincts reporting. “You sure know how to make a guy feel at home,” Emanuel said in celebration.

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