Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won the election Tuesday to be named mayor of Chicago after trouncing his five opponents with 55% of the vote. He takes the helm from retiring mayor Richard Daley, who held the position for 22 years.
AP - Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago, easily overwhelming five rivals to take the helm of the third-largest U.S. city as it prepares to chart a new course without the retiring Richard M. Daley.
Emanuel trounced all opponents with 55 percent of the vote - a margin that allowed him to avoid an April runoff. He needed more than 50 percent to win outright.
Date created : 2011-02-23