Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Heads to April Runoff - State and Federal Communications

February 25, 2015  •  

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Heads to April Runoff

Rahm EmanuelChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to garner enough votes in Tuesday’s consolidated primary to avoid heading to a runoff election. Emanuel required more than 50 percent of the vote to win the election outright.

Although he finished first in the five candidate field with just over 45 percent of the vote, the city will now hold a runoff mayoral election for the first time in history.

The runoff is scheduled for April 7, and the mayor will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.

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