Chicago Mayor Emanuel To Face Runoff Election Vs. Garcia

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to secure reelection in the first round of voting Tuesday, falling short of the 50%-plus-one-vote threshold needed to avoid a runoff, reported election results showed. Emanuel will now face Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in April. Garcia, who like Emanuel is a Democrat, held roughly 34% of the vote with more than 90% of precincts reporting, according to returns posted by the Chicago Tribune. The incumbent mayor took a little over 45%. Emanuel vastly outspent Garcia and his other opponents, pouring roughly $7 million into television advertising, according to Reuters. But Garcia was helped by support from the powerful Chicago Teachers Union.

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