Update: President Obama and Rahm Emanuel spoke by telephone Tuesday night after the election results were known and before Emanuel spoke, an Emanuel campaign aide confirms to CNN.
Chicago (CNN) – Rahm Emanuel, the former chief of staff to President Barack Obama, won the Chicago mayoral election over five other challengers Tuesday, topping the 50% threshold to avoid a runoff vote.
With almost 75% of the vote counted, Emanuel had almost 55% of the vote, far outdistancing his rivals.
clearly the chicago machine is still well oiled.
Sure he wins. Did anyone expect anything different? Corruption never sleeps.
Well, the morons of Chicago get what they deserve.
U GO BOY!!! Now clean it up and earn your stay!!!!! Yes We Can!!!
Congratulations to the new Mayor of Chicago Mr. Rahm!!
Glad he won, but I can't figure out why anyone that smart would want to be the mayor of Chicago.
Ok...they can put the Chicago Cadavers ( Voters )back until next Election cycle.
Chicago..........you get what you deserve ! ;-)
I was really hoping for a run off. This really stinks.
Way to go Rahm c ya Sunday for a victory brunch. My call was 52-53% can't wait for the totals. Now pray that O Donnell takes the 47th and will be sitting pretty.
Crooks electing crooks!
Well here is a big surprise.. NOT. As soon as he announced that he was running, you knew that he would be "elected" by hook or by crook. This reminds me of that saying: Careful what you wish for, you may just get it. I hereby predict that in 5 years, a group of people around Rham will be indicted for crimes. Rham will be innocent of course.
I think he is going be good mayor he is a good man. God bless him
congratulations mr Emanuel.show them what u got!All them haters.
This is great. Now Chicago can continue their storied history of organized crime rule.
If I lived in Chicago I'd be worried. Good thing I don't. Thank the Lord.
The best man won thats for sure I hope he can get the city back on its feet and do whats right for the ppl
Congratulations to him
Congratulations to him. Let's work hard to make the city even better.
WHAT A SHOCK. Hey, Chicago, ya get whatcha vote for.
Hey Chicago, congratulations. You get what you deserve. It will be interesting to watch this ant farm drag the city even deeper into despair.
Congrats . Right man for the job.
The better man won congratulated
so he doesn't follow the rules, whines when it gets pushed back at him, the courts let his whines win them over and he illegally gets elected mayor after breaking the rules....guess that means i live in Texas so I can go be mayor of Seattle....I mean if Rahm did it, why can't I. Politicians these days suck....used to that they would deny breaking the rules, yet now they openly break them and do as they wish, against the will of the people....look at Congress, they're a PERFECT example
This is a race for Mayor of a city, right? Why is CNN making it seems like it's for the Presidency? Does anyone think that he would lose the election after being Obama's Chief of Staff? It's like Obama running for Governor after being President. This is not news. Go and report something more meaningful for a change.
Congrats Mr. Emanuel!
Woooo-hooooo. Hahahaha in your face!!!!!!!!!!