Melech Rahm VeNisa Up for Reelection Today in Chicago (UPDATED)
Chicago is having its mayoral and aldermanic elections today. Chicago's Jewish mayor, Rahm Emanuel, is up for reelection, running against 4 other candidates. If Rahm doesn't get the majority of votes, there will be a runoff election in 6 weeks.
Being no fan of Rahm - who helped to orchestrate Oslo - being in power, I'll probably vote for Willie Wilson as a protest vote, even though I can't understand a word he says, and apparently, neither can the media. I say that if you can't understand a word your Chicago politician says, it's already more music to my ears than listening to a foul-mouthed mayor.
In addition, in the city's 50th Ward, Jewish Alderwoman Debra Silverstein is running for reelection and is facing challenges from the large Indian community in the ward.
Results BL"N to follow...
Rahm only got 45% so he's headed for a runoff with Chuy Garcia in 6 weeks.
Debra Silverstein won with 64% of the vote.