Big City Democratic Mayor In Trouble Ahead Of Reelection As Voters Respond to Crime Wave

Big City Democratic Mayor In Trouble Ahead Of Reelection As Voters Respond to Crime Wave

Over the past couple of years, crime has steadily increased in many, if not most, large American cities, with much of the blame going to far-left district attorneys whose campaigns were financed by that destroyer of civilizations, George Soros.

But mayors of these cities, all of which are run by Democrats, are facing their share of heat from the citizenry as well because they have supported the ‘soft-on-crime’ policies implemented by these Soros DAs.

Now, voters in one of those major cities appear to have had enough.

According to Just the News, current Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who is up for reelection, has placed fourth in a list of potential or declared candidates, with poll respondents citing the dramatic increase in crime as the biggest reason why they can’t support her.

“Lightfoot has an uphill battle to win reelection – facing eight challengers in next month’s election amid a crime problem that has rippled through the county’s third-most populous city,” the outlet reported Tuesday, adding:

From 2019, when Lightfoot took office, to the end of 2022, crime rose 33% overall. Specifically, murder rose 39%, theft increased 37% and motor vehicle theft rose 139%, Chicago Police Department data shows.

The election is Feb. 28, and a runoff will be held April 4 if no candidate receives a majority of votes.

Lightfoot, the first black woman and gay person to be elected Chicago mayor, finished fourth in the recently published Chicago Index poll, a collaboration between The Daily Line and Crain’s Chicago Business.

Democrat Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, who endorsed Lightfoot in 2019, finished ahead of her in the survey, along with Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson, and former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas.

Johnson and Garcia were tied for first place, with both of them receiving 25 percent of the vote. They were followed by Vallas (15 percent) and Lightfoot (11 percent). All five additional candidates each received 5 percent of the vote or less. All nine were listed as “non-partisan,” though we know that isn’t actually true.

While it seems a certainty that Chicago voters will elect another Democrat, it doesn’t look like it will be Lightfoot — although the party is somewhat of a cult these days and it’s not at all clear any of the other Democrats who are running will do things much differently than Lightfoot has done, which defeats the purpose of replacing her.

Still, it’s clear that crime is motivating citizens to move on from Lightfoot.

“Companies such as McDonald’s Corp. have said safety is a major reason why workers do not want to come back into the office. Additionally, billionaire Ken Griffin reportedly moved his hedge fund Citadel LLC to Miami in part because of security concerns,” Just the News reported.


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