The Chicago mayoral race is happening next year and Lori Lightfoot is running for reelection despite her disastrous record.
Other candidates in the race are attacking Lightfoot over the city’s crime problem, which is completely fair.
Under normal circumstances, you wouldn’t think Lightfoot even has a chance in this race, but this is Chicago.
FOX News reports:
‘PANDEMIC OF VIOLENCE’: Lightfoot’s record on crime at the forefront of Chicago mayoral election
The Chicago mayoral election, set to take place early next year, comes amid an unprecedented spike in crime as incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot seeks to defend her post in the mayor’s office against numerous challengers.
Several individuals have announced their candidacy in the race ahead of the Nov. 28 filing deadline and will face off in the Windy City’s nonpartisan mayoral election slated for Feb. 28.
While there are a number of issues in focus ahead of the election, crime is a central priority for both candidates and voters. Homicides in the deep-blue city rose to their highest number in 25 years in 2021, according to police department records, outpacing New York City and Los Angeles.
Several candidates who aim to serve as Chicago’s 57th mayor told Fox News Digital they believe that Lightfoot has not fulfilled promises to make the city a safer environment as they stressed the importance of supporting police and tackling crime head on.
“Chicago needs a leader who understands our city, its people, its history and its character. It needs someone who is a consensus builder, someone who is willing to work with everyone from across the city, who doesn’t get into feuds and has a thick skin. None of those things describe our current mayor,” said Roderick Sawyer, the son of former Chicago Mayor Eugene Sawyer.
Crime is up in a lot of places.
-Three shootings on Thanksgiving in Atlanta.
-Seven carjackings in one hour on Friday in Chicago’s west side.
-Felony crimes up 40% on New York subways this year.
What do they all have in common?
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) November 28, 2022
Funny how they all have that in common.