Rahm Emanuel Ruling: Can’t Run For Mayor, Does Not Meet Chicago Residency Requirements

CHICAGO (AP) — Suddenly the campaign to replace retiring Mayor Richard M. Daley looks like an actual race.For months, three of the main candidates struggled for attention while former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel outpolled and ou…

CHICAGO (AP) — Suddenly the campaign to replace retiring Mayor Richard M. Daley looks like an actual race.

For months, three of the main candidates struggled for attention while former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel outpolled and outraised them, blanketed the airwaves with television ads and gained the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton, who came to town to campaign for Emanuel.

With an Illinois Appellate Court knocking Emanuel off the ballot because he didn’t live in the city for a year before the Feb. 22 election, former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, city Clerk Miguel del Valle and former Chicago schools chief Gery Chico suddenly found themselves in the spotlight – and trying to win over Emanuel supporters who suddenly may be up for grabs.

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