Rahm Emanuel Loses Spot on Chicago Mayoral Ballot, Will Likely Appeal

Former Obama Chief-of-Staff and notorious centrist enforcer Rahm Emanuel was just booted off the Chicago Mayoral Ballot, the Sun-Times reports (h/t Gawker). The reason was residency requirements. Emanuel had won two previous rulings on the matter and will likely appeal. Emanuel was the leading fundraiser for the race and had attracted political celebrities to his side. According to the paper:

An appellate panel ruled 2-1 that Emanuel did not meet the residency standard to run for mayor.
Appellate judges Thomas Hoffman and Shelvin Louise Marie Hall ruled against Emanuel. Justice Bertina Lampkin voted in favor of keeping President Obama’s former chief of staff on the Feb. 22 ballot.

Read more at the Sun-Times.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at January 24, 2011, 7:33am

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