Quigley cruising to 5th District win

Tue. April 7, 2009 12:00 AM by Chicago Breaking News

Chicago, IL - Democratic Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley is cruising tonight in the 5th District race to replace Rahm Emanuel in Congress.

With 45 percent of precincts counted, Quigley had an 8,500-vote lead over Republican Rosanna Pulido and Green Party candidate Matt Reichel.

Quigley, 50, essentially won the seat a month ago when he emerged from a field of a dozen Democrats in a special primary election where voter turnout was minimal.

The heavily Democratic district Quigley stands to inherit is an ethnically and culturally diverse territory that stretches from Lake Michigan to suburbs near O'Hare International Airport, encompassing blue-collar, bungalow-belt neighborhoods as well as more upscale Lincoln Park and Lakeview.

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