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No Dem. Endorsement For Rahm Replacement

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jan 10, 2009 10:30PM

The Race to Replace Rahm just got a lot more interesting today as Chicago Ward committeemen voted to stay neutral and not endorse anyone in the race for the U.S Fifth Congressional District seat vacated by Rahm Emanuel. To get the endorsement, a candidate needs to garner a majority, which is 62,884 votes. The closest candidate to that number wasn't Daley fave Ald. Patrick O'Connor (40th) but rather State Rep. John Fritchey who got 61,529 votes. O'Connor received 22,901 votes. This means things are wide-open for the March 3rd primary.