Sunday, May 20, 2007

Stewart claims victory in Chicago

Incumbent Chicago Teachers' Union President Marilyn Stewart beat Debbie Lynch 76% to 24% in the recent election. Turnout was down over the last election (a disturbing trend in big urban local presidential elections). What's interesting is that the last presidential election saw a 566 vote difference between Lynch and Stewart (Stewart actually won) and it got ugly with the term "voter fraud" being thrown around and everything. This time with a 76/24 split, I'd say Lynch has been relegated to the Ross Perot "spoiler role" for CTU presidential candidacies in the future. Read more here.

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