Skip to comments.Emanuel paid heavy price to get elected mayor (proving residency=$800K -- job pays $216K)
Posted on 10/18/2011 4:49:24 PM PDT by STARWISE
As mayor of the city of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel is paid a salary of $216,000 a year. He spent four times that much money just to prove that he was a Chicago resident and therefore entitled to run for office.
he court challenge that Emanuel had to overcome was proving that he was indeed a Chicago resident and had been for at least a year as required by law.
Emanuel had held onto his home here in Ravenswood, even though he and his family had moved to Washington where he was President Obama's fiery chief of staff, and the house was leased out.
But Emanuel and his legal team won the case, and Emanuel won the election.
According to expenditure records on file with the state, he paid about $800,000 in legal bills.
The Mayer Brown Law Firm was paid $10,000 in January, $215,000 in March and $200,000 in June and September each time.
Emanuel paid experts from another firm about $100,000.
There are still outstanding legal bills of $74,000.
The law firm expenses are just a fraction of what Emanuel spent overall to get elected.
He spent about $13 million, much of it on television ads.
Even though he didn't bring in any new campaign funds the past few months, the mayor's account still showed more than $1.3 million in the latest state records.
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Nobody pays $800,000 for the chance to earn a $216,000 salary. Nobody. No f*****g body.
Beat, drum. Beat...
Is this true, I mean the all part? There are decent, caring public servants. We must be careful not to paint them with the same brush as the other power hungry, wealth grabbing, left leaning riff raff.
Rahm’s net worth is around $13 or $14 million. I doubt he personally paid that $800,000, but even if he did, it wouldn’t hurt his finances any.
There is now a presumption of corruption attached to any politician. Sorry!
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