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Post-mortem: How old-style ground game, new racial politics drove historic 2015 Chicago mayoral race

Paul GreenInstitute of Politics at Roosevelt University

Jun 04, 2015

Garcia had no chance of Harold Washington-style victory in Chicago mayoral race

Author’s note:  This report is a non-partisan analysis of the February 24, 2015 and April 7, 2015 Chicago Mayoral Elections.  It is produced by the Institute for Politics at Roosevelt University – in cooperation with the Chicago Board of Elections and is funded in part with a grant from AT&T Illinois.  The author is Institute Director, Paul M. Green.  Comments on this report are welcomed.

Preface – In 2015, Chicago political history occurred – the city had its first mayoral runoff election.  On February 24th incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel won…

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