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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Loses Reelection, the First One Term Mayor in 40 Years

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Loses Reelection, the First One Term Mayor in 40 Years


Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot came in third in Tuesday’s vote to determine the two candidates for the mayoral election in April.

Lightfoot is the first Chicago mayor to only serve one term in 40 years.

During Lightfoot’s four years, the city got worse, which I guess was possible. She also became tyrannical during the pandemic.

Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas came out on top with 30% of the votes, with 75% of the precincts reporting.

Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson is in second with 20% of the votes.

From The Chicago Tribune:

Lightfoot was squeezed by opposition from both ends of the political spectrum as the more conservative Vallas pushed a law-and-order theme while progressive candidates such as Johnson and García tried to convince voters that Lightfoot brought incomplete answers to the city’s problems and divisiveness.

Others running against Lightfoot included state Rep. Kambium “Kam” Buckner, Ald. Sophia King, 4th, Ald. Roderick Sawyer, 6th, and community activist Ja’Mal Green. They each had less than 5% of the vote.


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Great news for the people of Chicago and the rest the nation. May this be a trend.

Goodbye, Beetlejuice. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass.

    ahad haamoratsim in reply to | March 1, 2023 at 11:30 pm

    No, no — sexism. The other one-term mayor was Jane Byrne, Chicago’s first woman mayor, who lost the primary to Harold Washington, its first black mayor.

Ding Dong.

(And I’m pulling for Mr. Vallas. Anyone that hated by the CTU cannot be all bad.)

So the angry little lesbian is gone …* SHRUG * … bet nothing changes


xhe didn’t even manage to come in 2nd.

Wow. Only four years? I’d have sworn she was there for like ten years. Wow that’s how bad she must have been to make me feel like it was ten years.

I predict the progressive is going to win because Chicago never learns. I don’t see Vallas winning once all the lefties combine in the general election.

Careful not to say her name 3 times. She’ll come back.

The times, they are changing, in Chicago and elsewhere. At least for tonight.

Chicago’s only hope of survival is Paul Vallas. Most of the others are socialists and marxists (except for Willie Wilson).

    It was equally obvious in NY State that Zeldin was its best hope of survival, yet Hochul still won.

    Thad Jarvis in reply to Reader45. | March 1, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    Tug McGraw striking out Willie Wilson to win the 1980 World Series for the Phillies will always be one of my fondest memories.

She didn’t just lose.

She lost in an election literally built around making it nearly impossible for an incumbent to actually be eliminated in the primary.

The only way to actually lose at this point is to have TWO DIFFERENT challengers get more votes than the incumbent.

Transgender is not trendy.

Diversity [dogma] breeds adversity.

DIEversity policy is not a viable substitute for competence and performance.

So ambassador to the Vatican … The Saudi’s

thad_the_man | March 1, 2023 at 1:59 am

To be fair, the lions share of that 40 years were served by Richard Daley. Not much chance for other politicians to fail to get reelected.

So, Beetlejuice is out. Turns out people are not all in on getting stabbed, shot and robbed.

So whats the low down on this Vellas fella? One assumes that to be elected in a Democrat controlled shit hole one has to be truly bad (for example just look at any Democrat elected in any Democrat shit hole)??

    With the exception of crime, Vallas drinks all of the Kool Aid willingly.

    When he was with Chicago Public School, he did not have a plan to improve schools that have been failing for at least 30 or 40 years.

    CPS has some of the best schools in the USA.

    However, CPA also has some of the worst schools in the USA.

    Throwing $$$ at Education does not educate the students.

RepublicanRJL | March 1, 2023 at 5:42 am

If Paul Vallas is a Democrat, there will be little change unless he’s dedicated to removing DEI, CRT and SEL from schools. Aside from touch ‘n go style police enforcement, if the criminals on the street aren’t changed in the school systems, it’s all for naught.

It looks like two blacks split the black vote.

New math

Stupid > female + lesbian + black

Old Navy Doc | March 1, 2023 at 9:00 am

The only hope for Chicago is Snake Plissken.

That went pretty quick. Guess the voters in the out lying cemeteries reported pretty quick this time?

henrybowman | March 1, 2023 at 9:10 am

So then… Bell Curve or no Bell Curve, there are some rotten acorns even a blind pig won’t eat.
(Metaphor courtesy of OsterGPT.)

And here I thought her strategy of telling people who weren’t going to vote for her to not vote couldn’t lose.

chrisboltssr | March 1, 2023 at 9:31 am

Even more delicious is the fact a white man beat out both the black man and the black…um…woman. Seems people want competence, or a smidgen of it, over race.

    henrybowman in reply to chrisboltssr. | March 1, 2023 at 10:17 am

    Nah, I truly believe Hardin’s astute observation that the two blacks split the black vote. Once there’s only one black on the ballot, Vallas’s advantage evaporates. One would need the final vote tally to estimate how close the resulting race will be.

      henrybowman in reply to henrybowman. | March 1, 2023 at 11:28 am

      …final vote tally of the primary to estimate how close the general will be.

      chrisboltssr in reply to henrybowman. | March 1, 2023 at 1:10 pm

      I’m not talking about in absolute numbers, but in percentages. I think the white man is still the favored winner of the mayoral race.

        MajorWood in reply to chrisboltssr. | March 2, 2023 at 12:08 pm

        The final vote will be 65-35 against Vallas because all of the splinter groups will rally behind Brandon. On a plus note, those Lets Go Brandon signs will serve a double purpose now.

Steven Brizel | March 2, 2023 at 8:20 am

Good riddance!

I would have preferred to see Lori come in 2nd. She would have been easier to beat in the run-off.