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Rahm Emanuel IS the next Mayor of Chicago…Gets 54.9% with 93% counted!…DSD Update…55%/98% counted…

There will be NO run-off….

The runner up Gery Chico has conceded…..

Rahm Emanuel watched election results with his family in Chicago.

(John Gress/Getty Images)

From the Chicago Tribune….

Runner-up Gery Chico tonight called Rahm Emauel to acknowledge Emanuel’s lead is insurmountable and he will be Chicago’s next mayor.

 

“We’ve elected a mayor tonight,” Chico told supporters. “I want with all of my heart for Rahm Emanuel to be successful as mayor. We need that, ladies and gentlemen.”

While Emanuel has yet to declare victory, he was well above the 50 percent benchmark he needed to avoid a runoff election.

With 92 percent of precincts counted, Emanuel had 54.9 percent to 24.4 percent for Gery Chico.

City Clerk Miguel del Valle had 9.4 percent and former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun was at 8.7 percent.

Braun conceded defeat, saying she didn’t know whether there’d be a runoff.

“I believe that hope flames eternal,” she told supporters. “We will continue to try to inspire people, to get them engaged in government….I wish the victor in this race all the success in the taking of the reins of government.”

Emanuel is holding his election night party at a Near West Side union hall. The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” played in the background as early election results came in.

A small crowd cheered as returns showed Emanuel over 50 percent and leading competitors with a wide margin…..

More…..

Emanuel 301,207 votes 54.9% Moseley Braun 48,092 votes 8.8%
Chico 133,690 votes 24.4% Van Pelt Watkins 8,842 votes 1.6%
del Valle 51,533 votes 9.4% Walls 4,873 votes 0.9%

Results with 93% of vote counted….(source Chiacgo Tribune)

Note….Scott P is the closest with 55%….followed by Dog with 53%…Good job Scott!

Mosley Braun comes in fourth……

Update…..

AP results after 98% counted, from The Chicago Sun-Times:

Mayor

February 22, 2011 – 10:07PM CT
2522 of 2570 Precincts Reporting – 98%

Emanuel , Rahm 317,329 55%
Chico , Gery 138,864 24%
del Valle , Miguel 53,717 9%
Moseley Braun , Carol 50,974 9%
Van Pelt Watkins , Patricia 9,358 2%
Walls , William 5,142 1%

City Clerk

February 22, 2011 – 10:07PM CT
2522 of 2570 Precincts Reporting – 98%

Mendoza , Susana 318,049 60%
Horton , Patricia 211,038 40%

Thanks DSD….

UPDATE….SCOTT P NAILED IT…..HOT DAMN!

This from Politicaldog101

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February 23, 2011 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | ,

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