Ward organizations, once vaunted powerhouses to turn out votes for endorsed candidates, have lost some of their shine since patronage reforms took effect. Now, get out the vote efforts require a mix of a charismatic figure, union backing or cash from a candidate who needs help. Here’s a glimpse at which ward and township committeeman delivered for their candidates (or themselves) in the March 20 primary. Take these all with a grain of salt, as all candidates and wards are different, and candidates had other institutional backing or neighborhood advantages.

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