NewsViews: Election Analysis

February 28, 2011 10:45:51 AM PST
Rahm Emanuel achieved a difficult political feat last week-- he won a majority of the votes to become mayor-elect, even though five other candidates were running, and three were major candidates with impressive backgrounds.

How did the one-time Chicago congressman and former White House chief of staff manage to win 55 percent of the vote? And what kind of mayor will he be?

We'll ask two veteran observers of Chicago politics and government.

Esther Cepeda is a Chicago Sun-Times columnist whose column is nationally syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group.

Professor Paul Green is the director of the Institute for Politics at Roosevelt University.