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Radical left-wing Chicago Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot has officially lost her bid for re-election following a disaster term in office.
Chicago has been plague with crime with Lightfoot doubled-down on calls to dismantle and defund the police force.
Lightfoot says she is standing with her “head held high” despite the clear message from unhappy voters.
Lori Lightfoot made history by becoming the Chicago’s first black gay female mayor. Last night, after 4 yrs of incompetence, she made history by becoming the city’s first mayor in 40 yrs—of any color, either gender, gay or straight—not to win re-election.#ChicagoMayoralElection pic.twitter.com/5c1E6q6nCy
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) March 1, 2023
“I will be rooting and praying for the next mayor of Chicago,” Lightfoot said.
The two candidates are advancing to the runoff race. This includes former schools CEO Paul Vallas and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson.
TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SEVENTY-SIX@ChicagosMayor @LoriLightfoot pic.twitter.com/SoBrvLiXnY
— NRA (@NRA) March 2, 2023
On social media, Lightfoot said, “Serving as your mayor has been the honor of a lifetime, and I am so grateful to all of you who have stood beside me these last four years.”
A staggering number of Americans were killed in Chicago under Lightfoot’s rule. It’s being called a “generational high” in murder.
#LoriLightfoot’s claim that her loss is due to sexism and racism is curious in a country where someone is literally Vice President because she is a woman of color. pic.twitter.com/2vgk2Yysz3
— Mark Davis (@MarkDavis) March 1, 2023
Also, there was a significant increase in robberies, muggings, carjackings, and other property crimes.
Lightfoot apparently still hasn’t learned her lesson, claiming that “we’ve made significant progress building a safer, more equitable city.”
“I thank each and every one of you for believing in me,” she concluded.
You didn’t lose because of your race, gender, or orientation.
You lost because you’re a horrible, ineffective, and ignorant politician who couldn’t get her city under control. I’d call you the worst mayor to ever live, but I think de Blasio has you beat.… https://t.co/dCmVmWawDg pic.twitter.com/y1aGogJzBX
— Zeek Arkham 🇺🇸 (@ZeekArkham) March 2, 2023