anita alvarez & kim foxx

*(Via Huffington Post) – Embattled Cook County States Attorney Anita Alvarez was ousted in the Democratic primary Tuesday night by challenger Kim Foxx (D), who now eyes a November bid for the role of top prosecutor of the nation’s second-largest county.

Shortly before 9 p.m., Foxx led with more than 61 percent of the votes with 76 percent of the precincts reporting. Alvarez’s staff said she was calling Foxx to concede and vow a “smooth transition.”

“Obviously, we hoped the results would be different,” Alvarez told supporters during her concession speech Tuesday night.

“I’ve been criticized that I wasn’t a very good politician,” she said, adding, “I am damned proud of the fact that I am a very good prosector.”

Foxx, 43, triumphed thanks to a wave of support and heavy organization from anti-discrimination and anti-police brutality groups in Chicago, many of which are affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Foxx was among those who criticized Alvarez’s handling of the Laquan McDonald case — including the decision to wait more than 13 months to bring murder charges against the Chicago cop who was seen on camera shooting the teenaged McDonald 16 times.

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