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Chuy Garcia concedes to Rahm Emanuel: “We didn’t lose today, we tried today”

Chuy Garcia concedes to Rahm Emanuel:

Megan Deppen

April 7, 2015

Shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday night it was announced that Jesus "Chuy" Garcia had called incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel to concede in the first mayoral runoff in Chicago history. "The people of Chicago made me who I am today," Garcia said in a raspy voice over the loudly cheering crowd. "We didn't lose today, we tried today." Garcia talked about the hottest issues of the campaign,...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel re-elected in Chicago runoff

Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes his victory speech at Plumbers Union hall the night of Tuesday, April 7. (Danielle Harris / The DePaulia)

Brenden Moore

April 7, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel could finally declare victory Tuesday night after capturing the outright majority that eluded him six weeks ago. With the majority of precincts reporting, the mayor leads challenger Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia with 56 percent of the vote to Garcia’s 44 percent. The mayor did exceptionally well in his Nort...

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