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The first African-American female mayor in Chicago history will be Lori Lightfoot
CNN ^ | Mar. 2, 2019

Posted on 04/02/2019 7:15:18 PM PDT by Rennes Templar

(CNN)Lori Lightfoot has been elected the next mayor of Chicago, according to the Associated Press, becoming the first African-American woman picked to lead the country's third-most populous city.

Lightfoot faced a historic runoff Tuesday against Toni Preckwinkle, who is also an African-American woman. "This may not be the outcome we wanted but while I may be disappointed, I'm not disheartened," Preckwinkle told supporters after she called Lightfoot to congratulate her. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was not in the race, as he was not seeking a third term. Lightfoot, 56, a former assistant US attorney, describes herself as "an out and proud black lesbian." When she is sworn in, she will be the first mayor in the Windy City who identifies as a lesbian.

In the wake of the Laquan McDonald scandal -- in which a white police officer, Jason Van Dyke, shot the black teenager 16 times as he walked away from police -- Lightfoot was appointed by Emanuel to head the newly created police accountability task force.

Preckwinkle, 72, is a political insider who heads the Cook County Board and chairs the Cook County Democratic Party. She made education and a $15 minimum wage focal points of her campaign. A Chicago Tribune report in January claimed that Preckwinkle hired the son of a powerful old-school alderman, Ed Burke, to a $100,000 a year job with the county. Burke was recently charged with attempted extortion after the FBI raided his offices in January. In February's general election which had 14 candidates, Lightfoot and Preckwinkle were the top two vote-getters, which led to Tuesday's runoff.

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"Lightfoot, 56, a former assistant US attorney, describes herself as "an out and proud black lesbian."

Oh geez.

1 posted on 04/02/2019 7:15:18 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar; Impy; BillyBoy; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; LS; AuH2ORepublican

Congrats, Chicago. It’s a Stalinist !*

(of course, had Prickstinkle won, it still would’ve been a Stalinist)


2 posted on 04/02/2019 7:16:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: Rennes Templar

What could go wrong?


3 posted on 04/02/2019 7:17:02 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: Rennes Templar

Racists at CNN still obsessed with skin color.


4 posted on 04/02/2019 7:18:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Lightfoot is going to make Rahm seem rational.

L


5 posted on 04/02/2019 7:18:55 PM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending it is.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Just what Chicago needs. You cannot make this madness up.


6 posted on 04/02/2019 7:19:40 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Rennes Templar
The First African-American Female Mayor in Chicago History will be Lori Lightfoot

Imagine if the Press were gender profilers and racist.

Why it would look just like this.

7 posted on 04/02/2019 7:19:53 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Rennes Templar

I keep saying the Democrat party, media and left are controlled by radical homosexuals.


8 posted on 04/02/2019 7:19:56 PM PDT by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Will this boost Chicongo to the next level?

Can they break their own record for shootings?


9 posted on 04/02/2019 7:22:09 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Rodm
What could go wrong?

Well,Chicago could average 600 murders a year. Oh,wait! It already does!

10 posted on 04/02/2019 7:23:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Mitt Romney: Bringing Massachusetts Values To The Great State Of Utah.)
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To: Rennes Templar
So tell me, why is being homosexual untouchable, but Joe Biden kissing and touching a few too many individuals unallowed? Who makes the rules here? We are here: “If there are no absolutes by which to judge society, then society is absolute.” Francis Schaeffer, How Shall We Then Live? (Old Tappan NJ: Fleming H Revell Company, 1976), p. 224.
11 posted on 04/02/2019 7:23:26 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Rennes Templar

NEW BOSS!!! SAME AS the OLD BOSS...


12 posted on 04/02/2019 7:23:26 PM PDT by fatez (Ya, well, you know, that's just your opinion man...)
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To: Rennes Templar

You wanna make history, Chicago? Try electing a Mayor that wont be a total disaster like your previous mayors.


13 posted on 04/02/2019 7:23:47 PM PDT by lowbridge
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I don’t care but I think Chicago will shortly ,LOL


14 posted on 04/02/2019 7:24:20 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: Lurkinanloomin

“Can they break their own record for shootings?”

Between Lightfoot and Foxx I’d say the odds are very good. Watch for Chicago’s bond rating to go even further down the tubes, too.

I can’t wait to get out of this State.

L


15 posted on 04/02/2019 7:24:23 PM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending it is.)
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To: Williams
I keep saying the Democrat party, media and left are controlled by radical homosexuals Satan.
16 posted on 04/02/2019 7:24:47 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Rennes Templar

She’s getting 74% of the vote right now. I heard earlier that the turnout was light.

Well, I guess those who bothered to vote wanted someone different.


17 posted on 04/02/2019 7:26:25 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Personally, I hope she gets a clue, and actually does good. One can hope. And one can pray. Maybe she’ll be surprising. Chicago has been corrupt for as long as I’ve been alive, and much longer, and hopefully she will actually have integrity.


18 posted on 04/02/2019 7:27:29 PM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: Rennes Templar

Say goodbye Chi town now, the final nail in your coffin has arrived. I can’t wait to see what this woman does and how she finally sinks this place.


19 posted on 04/02/2019 7:29:16 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Rennes Templar

Oh wonderful! The first blah blah blah blah!!! Bored of this first crap yet?


20 posted on 04/02/2019 7:29:17 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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