CHICAGO — Obama's former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, is declared the winner in the race for Chicago mayor.
With 87 percent of the precincts reporting, Rahm claimed 55 percent of the votes.
For the first time in 64 years, Chicago has a new mayor.
Emanuel posted on Twitter shortly after 8 p.m. "Thank you Chicago! Your hard work & support got us here. Looking forward to working together as your next mayor. "