Lori Lightfoot Blames Racism, ‘Right-Wing Forces’ For Devastating Loss In Chicago

  • Chicago Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot contended that the landslide defeat against her reelection campaign was attributable to “right-wing forces” and racial bias.
  • Lightfoot, who overwhelmingly won the city’s mayoral election four years ago but failed to advance to the runoff this year, will depart office next week.
  • She will be succeeded by Brandon Johnson, the left-wing former commissioner of Cook County, who defeated Paul Vallas, the more moderate former chief executive of Chicago Public Schools.
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