Obama, White House staff still waiting for Emanuel to decide on Chicago mayor bidBy AP
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
No decision on Chicago mayor run for Emanuel
WASHINGTON — The White House says even President Barack Obama doesn’t know whether his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel will leave the administration to run for Chicago mayor.
Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs says Emanuel hasn’t made up his mind, and the president is not aware of what the decision will be. Gibbs says that Emanuel’s decision-making process is happening outside of the West Wing.
Emanuel has made no secret of his desire to someday run for mayor of Chicago. Longtime Mayor Richard Daley’s announcement that he wouldn’t seek re-election has raised speculation that Emanuel would leave the White House this fall to run.
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