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Winner Emerges In Free-For-All Primary For Emanuel's Seat

From the Associated Press:

Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley has bested a field of 11 other Democrats in a special primary election to fill the seat of former U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel, who left Congress to be President Barack Obama's chief of staff.

Quigley, a Cook County commissioner since 1998, campaigned as a reformer and fiscal watchdog in the heavily Democratic district.

With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Quigley had 11,814 or 22.2 percent of the vote.

The Democratic nominee is the immediate favorite in the April 7 special election to finish out the two-year term Emanuel won in November.

On the Republican side, Rosanna Pulido wrested the GOP nomination from five rivals. The Green Party leader was Mathew Reichel, who is trying to beat four others.

Voter turnout was low at 17 percent.

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