Chicago held municipal elections on Tuesday. With the votes mostly counted, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has lost. And it wasn’t even close. Windy City voters, exhausted by rampant crime and violence, have sent the Mayor packing after a single term. They’d apparently lived through enough of her feckless leadership. Among the highlights of her woke thug tenure, there are highlights such as . . .
- “F**k Clarence Thomas!” Shouts Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot During Pride Parade
- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Granting Interviews “Only To Black Or Brown Journalists”
- Did Chicago Punish Car Dealership Rocked By $1 Million Theft After Lightfoot Called Owner An “Idiot”?
- Chicago’s Ex-City Attorney Brands Mayor Lori Lightfoot A ‘Disaster’ After $2.9 Million Settlement Over Botched Police Raid
- Chicago Homicide Crisis Worsens As Mayor Lightfoot Fails To Quell Violence
- Illinois Sheriffs Reject Mayor Lightfoot’s Urgent Plea To Cover Police Shortage In Crime-Hit Chicago
- “I Have The Biggest D**k In Chicago”: Mayor Lightfoot Accused Of Berating Staff
And then there was the violent crime. The top three issues for voters in the Windy City were, quite simply, crime, crime and then crime. Frankly, residents had seen enough of Lori Lightfoot dancing while the city burned.
Breitbart has the news of Lightfoot’s demise . . .
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) on Tuesday failed to secure enough votes to advance to the runoff on Tuesday, losing her bid for a second term in office, according to an Associated Press projection.
Lightfoot becomes the first Chicago mayor to lose a bid for reelection in 40 years, when former mayor Jane Byrne was ousted in 1983.
Lightfoot’s loss sets up former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas (D) and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson (D) for a head to head faceoff in the runoff election on April 4.
Lightfoot’s first term in office was marked by the coronavirus pandemic and a massive increase in crime…
Vallas earned approximately 35 percent of the vote when he was projected to advance to the next stage. Johnson earned close to 20 percent of the vote, while Lightfoot came in third place at roughly 17 percent.
The runoff election will pit law-and-order candidate Paul Vallas against hard-left Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson who strongly advocates for additional defunding of the police and spending that money on “the people.”
CNN has more on the candidates and the news of Lightfoot getting the axe from voters . . .
Paul Vallas, a long-time public schools chief who ran on a tough-on-crime message, and Brandon Johnson, a Cook County commissioner backed by progressives and the Chicago Teachers Union, will advance to the April runoff, CNN projects.
Tuesday’s municipal election marked the first time in more than 30 years that Chicago has ditched its mayor. Lightfoot could not overcome years of fights with the police and teachers’ unions, a spike in violent crime during her administration and Chicago’s slow recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lightfoot conceded Tuesday evening, telling supporters that she is now “rooting and praying for the next mayor of Chicago.”
Vallas built his campaign around a pro-police, tough-on-crime message – one he highlighted in celebratory remarks after Lightfoot had called Vallas and Johnson to concede.
Given Vallas’ tough-on-crime campaign and his strong showing in yesterday’s election, he’s probably the odds-on favorite to win the run-off election on April 4th. Then again, we’re talking about Chicago, so nothing is a sure bet where an election is concerned.