On February 26, Neal hosted friends and family for a party to say thank you and to watch the election returns. There was charcuterie, laughter, a few tears, and a lot of love. Not too shabby for a candidate who was never expected to get on the ballot. The first election may be over (Chicago is headed to a run-off in April), but the work is just beginning.
New York Times story on the election (00:39)
The Chicago Board of Elections' unofficial summary report put Neal at 1,426 votes, or 0.27% (2:45)
Neal and fellow candidate John Kozlar graduated from the same Chicago high school (3:00)
Candidate Willie Wilson handed out checks on Valentine's Day, ostensibly to help Chicagoans pay their property taxes, definitely not anything to do with trying to win an election, nope (8:25)