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Rahm Emanuel praises Daley, urges him to run in 2011


WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel praised Mayor Daley on Saturday and urged him to run for re-election in 2011 in a statement designed to quash gossip that Emanuel is considering a City Hall bid.

"Mayor Daley is a great mayor for a great city. He has my full support and it is my hope that he will seek re-election," Emanuel said in a written statement.

Emanuel's salute to Daley came after Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn wrote Tuesday that Emanuel "told people that the chief of staff role is an 18-month job and that he is considering a run for mayor of Chicago." That triggered a stream of stories and columns about Emanuel's future.

Daley, who has been mayor for 20 years, has not said yet if he will run for another term. The notion that Emanuel would challenge Daley is ludicrous. Emanuel is a Daley loyalist; Daley's political muscle was key to his winning his House seat.


8.2 tonight in Iran.

Oh goody. The libs in this country have destroyed everyday major city in this country. I can't even go into my urban core anymore. Too dangerous.

I hope not. this city needs people that actually care and not just about themselves. its time for change.

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