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Posted at 4:00 PM ET, 02/23/2011

The Fix prediction contest: We have a winner!

By Chris Cillizza

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel ran away with the Chicago mayor's race last night, easily winning a majority of the vote against a six-candidate field.

We asked Fixistas for their predictions on the order of finish -- with percentages -- for Emanuel, Chicago board of education president Gery Chico and former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun. On the line? An official Fix t-shirt and, with it, instant street cred.

Let's look at the final results first, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.

Rahm Emanuel: 55.2 percent
Gery Chico: 24 percent
Miguel del Valle: 9.3 percent
Carol Moseley Braun: 9 percent

Drumroll please...

It was a very close competition -- some of you are really good prognosticators! -- but in the end "pcarey" emerged victorious with a near spot-on prediction.

The winning prediction:

Rahm Emanuel: 54 percent
Gery Chico: 24 percent
Carol Moseley Braun: 9 percent

Add it up and "pcarey" missed the actual vote by only ONE percentage point total. That sort of prognostication is well worth a Fix t-shirt! If you are "pcarey" make sure to email us at with your mailing address and preferred size.

If you didn't win, never fear. There will be lots -- and lots -- more chances over the next 18 months.

By Chris Cillizza  | February 23, 2011; 4:00 PM ET
Categories:  Democratic Party  
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