Primary Election for Emanuel's Seat

For nearly two dozen candidates, the special primary election race for the chance to replace former Congressman Rahm Emanuel was more like a sprint.

Candidates had just two months to campaign for today's primary and will have just another month before the April 7 special election to decide who will represent the strong Democratic district that's home to the Wrigley Field.

Today's primary pits a dozen Democrats against each other, including politicians from Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley and longtime Chicago Alderman Patrick O'Connor to state Reps. Sara Feigenholtz and John Fritchey.

The race also includes six Republicans and five Green Party candidates.

The district stretches from Chicago's wealthy North Side lakefront to ethnic enclaves on the northwest side and neighboring Cook County suburbs.


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