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Election

Democrats handily win 4th, 5th, 7th congressional districts

Democrats soundly beat Republicans in the 4th, 5th and 7th congressional districts in the Nov. 6 midterm election.

Democrat Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, a Cook County commissioner, won 32,773 of the 44,132 ballots cast in the 4th Congressional District, leading him to a solid victory over Republican Mark Wayne Lorch of Riverside, who won 24 percent of the vote with his 10,126 votes, according to unofficial election results.

Garcia claimed victory in the election in a speech at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.

"For those of you out there that think Chicago has permanently lost touch with its immigrant neighborhoods, tonight is a resounding response to that – we are present, we are proud and we are here to stay," García said in a statement.

In the 5th Congressional District, U.S Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Chicago, easily defeated Republican challenger Tom Hanson, especially in Cook County. Quigley secured 21,853 votes, or 64 percent of the vote, while Hanson receive 12,166 votes, or 36 percent, preliminary numbers show. In DuPage County, Quigley won with about 53 percent of the vote, or 14,490 votes.

The 7th Congressional District saw an even more dramatic win for Democrats, as U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Chicago, won a whopping 87 percent of the vote, or 54,732 votes, over Republican Craig Cameron's 8,465 votes.

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