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Mayor Daley: closer to mayoral hopeful Gery Chico "than anyone else"

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WASHINGTON--Mayor Daley said he is will not annoint a successor--but the mayor, who is not seeking another term, had nice things to say about mayoral hopeful Gery Chico, the City Colleges chief and nothing special to mention about White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel who jumps in the race this weekend.


Daley, interviewed by Phil Ponce on WTTW-11's "Chicago Tonight" on Wednesday was asked "Do you feel a special bond with Rahm Emanuel?"

Daley said, "I feel with all of them - Gery Chico's closer to me than anyone else."

Ponce: "When was the last time you spoke with Rahm?"

Daley: "Maybe a month ago, two months ago. I spoke yesterday to Gery Chico."

Ponce: "What did he say to you or you say to him?" Daley: "Oh, he's running, I'm glad. He's a wonderful public servant, worked for me in a variety of capacities, chairman of the city colleges, did a tremendous job, spends a lot of time and effort on that."


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