Democrat Mayor’s Re-Election Chances In Jeopardy

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( – During a recent interview, Mayor Lori Lightfoot admitted that her re-election would not be easy with nine people on the ballot.

As she noted with that many challengers it is most likely that a runoff election will be necessary. However, whether Lightfoot will make it to the run-off election is not yet clear. The run-off election in Chicago’s municipal election requires that only the two most-voted candidates compete with one another during the second voting round in April.

The municipal election is set to take place on Feb. 28. Within the next week Lightfoot will have to face off at least three challengers in the nine-person race. Her current unfavorable ratings are also not going to be helpful during her reelection campaign, as many in Chicago want to see solutions that will curb gun violence.

According to recent polls, Lightfoot was not one of the two top choices, which means that it is possible that she will lose her reelection campaign during the first round of voting.

Rep. Jesús “Chuy” Garcia, D-Ill., who is one of Lightfoot’s challengers said that the election is appearing to turn into a tougher and tougher fight for her.

Lightfoot has not been dissuaded by this, stating that she “love(s)” having people consider her an underdog. She added that she has always successfully proven those who thought of her as the underdog wrong.

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