Obama’s ex-chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to get reacquainted with Chicago ahead of mayoral runBy AP
Monday, October 4, 2010
Emanuel begins getting reacquainted with Chicago
CHICAGO — Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel says he’ll hit Chicago’s grocery stores, train stops, “bowling alleys and hot dog stands” as he prepares to run for mayor of the nation’s third-largest city.
Emanuel announced Sunday in a video posted on his website that he’s preparing to run.
He’d been careful not to launch his candidacy from Washington, and headed to Chicago immediately after his resignation was announced Friday by President Barack Obama.
In the video, Emanuel says he’s embarking on a “Tell It Like It Is” listening tour of Chicago. His spokeswoman says he’ll make a more formal announcement after the November election.
Emanuel appears to be following in the online footsteps of Obama, who used a strong Internet presence to galvanize support among younger voters.
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