Leftist Chicago Mayoral Candidate Defeats Moderate Rival

  • “Tonight, is the beginning of a Chicago that truly invests in all of its people,” Johnson said in his victory speech.
  • “The heart of this movement has always been about investing in people.”
  • Johnson garnered criticism throughout the campaign, which centered largely on the city’s struggles to handle rising violent crime, for his description of the “defund the police” movement as an “actual, real political goal” in a 2020 radio interview.
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