It's an election day in Chicago, and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is favored to win the open contest. The only question: by how much?

After a long campaign full of ups and downs that saw Emanuel enter as a frontrunner; quickly set to work shaking hands and shoveling snow; and get tossed off the ballot only to be deemed eligible a few days later by the Illinois Supreme Court, Emanuel must gather over 50 percent of the vote today to avoid an April run-off and become mayor. He captured 54 percent in an ABC7 poll earlier this month.

While waiting for election results, take a trip back over the past few months with this gallery of images of some of the more memorable moments from Emanuel's Chicago mayoral campaign:

Thumbnail image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images

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