Tammy Wendt campaigns in a picture posted to her Facebook page on March 7. [Facebook]

On paper, Tammy Wendt was never supposed to win the Democratic primary for a seat on the Cook County Board of Review.

The Palos Heights attorney and first-time candidate faced Abdelnasser Rashid, a rising star in the Cook County Democratic Party, who boasted the near-unanimous backing of high-ranking elected officials, regional unions and newspaper editorial boards.

But she won anyway.

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