2023-04-05 13:37:32

From Teacher & Union Organizer to Mayor: Brandon Johnson Wins Chicago Race in Upset Victory

We get an update on a major victory for progressives in Chicago's mayoral race, where union organizer and former teacher Brandon Johnson narrowly defeated Paul Vallas in a runoff election Tuesday. Johnson called for community investment, while Vallas, who was backed by the police union, focused his campaign on crime. "Now comes the difficult part of governance," says Democracy Now! co-host Juan González, who is in Chicago and notes Johnson faces a hostile police force and skepticism from the city's business community.

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