Washington, D.C. - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following
statement tonight after former Congressman Rahm Emanuel was elected Mayor of
"The people of Chicago have elected a true representative of their best hopes
and aspirations, a dedicated public servant, and a proud Chicagoan. I offer my
warmest congratulations to Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and to his family.
"Rahm Emanuel was a passionate, committed advocate for the people of Chicago
during his service in the House of Representatives. As White House Chief of
Staff, he continued to advance the goals of good jobs for our workers, fairness
for our families, and opportunity for all. He will build on that record of
leadership, achievement, and progress as the next Mayor of his hometown.