Obama celebrates Lori Lightfoot's victory: 'Chicago's best days are still ahead'

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama chief economist responds to McConnell quoting him on Senate floor: He missed 'a critical part' Amazon reports .8B in weekend sales from independent businesses on its platform Ossoff features Obama in TV ad ahead of in Georgia run-off MORE congratulated Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot (D) on Wednesday, calling her win “historic.”

“I know that with our city’s heart and Lori’s leadership, Chicago’s best days are still ahead,” Obama tweeted.


Lightfoot, a former assistant U.S. attorney, was elected Tuesday with about 74 percent of the vote.

She will become Chicago’s first female African-American mayor and the Windy City will be the largest municipality in the U.S. with an openly gay leader. 

Lightfoot will succeed Rahm Emanuel, who served as Obama’s White House chief of staff from 2009 to 2010, when she takes office in May.

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