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CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears headed for an April runoff.
With about a quarter of the city's voting precincts still to be counted, Emanuel had less than 46 percent of the vote. He needs a majority Tuesday to avoid a runoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who's running a strong second.
A runoff would expose possible vulnerability for an incumbent who has widespread support from business leaders, national name recognition and millions of dollars in his campaign fund. He participated in half a dozen debates and forums and received a last-minute boost from President Barack Obama.
Still, Emanuel faced low popularity ratings, particularly after a 2012 teachers' strike and closing dozens of schools the following years.