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    Default Rahm Emanuel forced to face runoff in Chicagoland Mayoral Race

    Rahm Emanuel was dealt a tough political blow on Tuesday, after he was forced into a runoff election to hold onto his seat as mayor of the Windy City.

    Emanuel, who raised about $15 million for the campaign, finished first in the five candidate field, but fell far short of garnering the 50% plus one vote he needed to win outright and avoid a runoff election. He will now face the second place finisher, Cook County Commissioner, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, on April 7.

    With 95.7% of precincts reporting, Emanuel had 45.3% of the vote and Garcia had 33.9%.

    Emanuel, who raised more than his four rivals combined, buried his challengers in $7 million in campaign advertising in his unsuccessful attempt to avoid the runoff.

    He even turned to President Obama, who Emanuel served as White House chief of staff from 2009 to 2010, as his chief surrogate.

    Obama recorded a radio advertisement in which he endorsed Emanuel last month. Last week, the president flew to Chicago last week to announce the designation of the Pullman historic district, which manufactured sleeper cars at the turn of the 20th Century and was at the center of the black labor movement.

    Emanuel's latest television advertisement featured a clip of Obama wrapping Emanuel in a hug at the Pullman event and a sound bite of the president touting the mayor as "making sure that every Chicagoan in every neighborhood gets the fair shot at success that they deserve."

    But the president's influence wasn't able to help Emanuel close the deal.

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    Fuck that bitch. Hope he gets his ass handed to him, even tho I'm sure whoever is in a runoff with him is just as bad he is/was. The guy is a shitfume.

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    Fuck Rahm "Never let a serious crisis go to waste" Emanuel... He's a crook like 99% of the politicians in Chi-town...
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