State Sen. Iris Martinez (D-Chicago) was snubbed by party leaders, lagged in fundraising and was mostly ignored during debates. And she’s likely going to be the next Clerk of the Circuit Court for Cook County.

But Tuesday night, Martinez appeared to win a decisive victory on Tuesday in the four-way race to succeed circuit court clerk Dorothy Brown, according to unofficial early returns.

Martinez won approximately 34 percent of the vote with approximately 98 percent of precincts reporting.

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