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Chicago Mon Oct 04 2010

It Seems Running for Mayor of Chicago...

Is national news right now, considering that a hometown man just so happens to be President of the United States. Also his now former chief of staff has recently announced a run for mayor of America's third largest city.

You saw a video of him announcing his candidacy for mayor here yesterday.

However, you had to know a story such as this would come up, right? (Hat-tip Instapundit)

But an Emanuel spokeswoman, Lori Goldberg, confirms that the video itself was actually filmed in Washington, D.C., in the offices of AKPD Message and Media, the firm founded by David Axelrod.

The fact that Emanuel's use of the word "here" wasn't accurate is an amusing footnote to what Illinois lawyers say may be a serious legal problem: Rivals are challenging Emanuel's residency, and his right to run will hinge on where his "home" actually is. Emanuel didn't respond in detail Monday to a question on the subject.

How big a legal problem this is remains unclear, and may wind up in court. It is not, in any case, an ideal subject for the launch of his campaign.

As most us know by now he was home in Chicago today, even stopped by Izola's in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood.

Also, check this out: in Merge, a link to a Sun-Times article with regards to questions about Emanuel's residency.

 
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