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Before getting toooo excited about a "non-machine" Mayor folks might want to ask why said machine was so good getting their candidates elected. If memory serves, they had a non-machine Mayor after Richard J Daley died in office, and things did NOT go well for the Windy City.

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People nowadays are not hesitant to buck the status quo. That's partly how we got Trump.

People look around, aren't happy, and think "We can do better". 

I wish her luck. She's got a big challenge ahead of her in Chicago.

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"Crook County"!

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   I don't see this as a problem for DEMS.    If in fact most here are my age, then we should be happy that the voters went to the polls and said yes, we want to move forward and not stay stuck with this generation of politicians and their ways of getting stuff done.  

    So again, congrats to the City of Chicago who have just hired a lawyer to help fight the corruption in the City.

PRO-LIFE is Affordable Healthcare for ALL .
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Lightfoot? name seems appropiate-LOL

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Preckwinkle The Democratic Loser was the Democratic Party Political Partisan Hack - AND

 

Was Supported by

 

The DNC - Party Chair Perez

 

Pelosi

 

Schumer

 

Clinton

 

Etc.

 

 

 

 

( " China if You're Listening - Get Trumps Tax Returns " )

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Being elected 1st black lesbian mayor is great, but real prize is taking down 'old, entrenched Chicago machine,' Lori Lightfoot says

 

(CNN)Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot realizes being the first black woman and first lesbian to lead the city is monumental, but the real feat, she says, is taking down the city's historically well-fortified establishment.

 

Lightfoot not only beat the political insider -- Toni Preckwinkle, 72, head of the Cook County Board and Cook County Democratic Party chairwoman -- she decimated her opponent by a 3-to-1 margin, according to unofficial results.

 

"This is something obviously that we've been talking about, the historic nature of the election, for some time," Lightfoot told CNN on Wednesday, the morning after her runoff win, "but I think the most historic thing was beating the old, entrenched Chicago machine and getting such a resounding mandate for change."
 
Though it's the first time she's been elected to office, Lightfoot is plenty familiar with politics, especially Chicago's. The 56-year-old attorney and former federal prosecutor has been interim first deputy of the city's procurement department, chief of staff and general counsel for the emergency management office and chief administrator of the office of professional standards.
 
 
 

 

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