Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel attends an opening ceremony for the Yelp Inc. offices in Chicago, Illinois

Voters re-elect Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fix Chicago's problems

Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel attends an opening ceremony for the Yelp Inc. offices in Chicago, IllinoisBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won re-election on Tuesday against challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in a hard-fought race to lead a city on the brink of financial crisis and plagued by violent crime. Emanuel, 55, who has spent millions of dollars on television and radio ads in his bid for re-election, was leading by about 56 percent of the vote to 44 percent for Garcia with 86 percent of precincts reporting, according to the city’s Board of Election Commissioners. Over a six-week-long non-partisan race, the battle between Democrats Emanuel and Garcia became a symbol for a national divide between the party’s moderates and the less well-funded progressive wing. Once an aide to former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, Emanuel finished first among five candidates in February, but did not get the 50 percent of the vote needed to win the nonpartisan election outright.

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