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Rahm Emanuel Can’t Run For Mayor of Chicago


An appellate court ruled this afternoon that former Obama Chief of Staff and U.S. Representative Rahm Emanuel does not meet residency standards to run for Mayor of Chicago. The Sun-Times reports that a panel voted 2-1 to scrap Emanuel’s name from the upcoming vote despite the fact that he is “the fund-raising leader in the race.” Judge Thomas Hoffman wrote in the decision, “We … order that the candidate’s name be excluded (or if, necessary, be removed) from the ballot from Chicago’s Feb. 22, 2011.” As he would say: Fuck. [Sun-Times]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 24, 2011

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