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  • African-American leaders unite around Carol Moseley Braun for Mayor (Chicago)

    01/03/2011 9:30:37 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 63 replies
    Tribune ^ | 1/1/11 | John Chase and Kristen Schorsch
    frican-American political leaders rallied around former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun on Saturday as a unity candidate best qualified to be Chicago mayor, capping a holiday week of private negotiations that left her the only major black politician in the campaign. Flanked by prominent black elected officials who dropped out and endorsed her bid, Braun told a crowd at the weekly Rainbow/PUSH Coalition meeting on the South Side that she has "the most credentials and the most qualifications and experience of all of the candidates running" to replace retiring Mayor Richard Daley. "And so they just chose the most qualified...
  • Rich Man, Poor Man: See How the Other Half Lives

    12/29/2010 11:38:29 AM PST · by PBRCat · 11 replies · 2+ views
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | December 29, 2010 | Daniel J. Kelley
    The residency challenge to Rahm Emanuel’s mayoral candidacy moved across Washington Street to the 17th Floor of the Richard J. Daley Center today. A hearing was held this afternoon in the County Division which handles all election cases. Judge Mark Ballard presided yesterday and the Court will hear legal arguments next Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Once the court enters its final order, the ruling is likely to be appealed. The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners has previously held that a mayoral candidate must satisfy the one year residency rule in order to run for office. Murphy v. Rosenburg, 88 EB-SMAY-6....
  • I'm Running for President

    12/27/2010 6:30:47 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | December 27, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Rahm Emanuel is indeed a citizen of the United States, and he previously served as a Congressman from Chicago, the city he seeks to rule as mayor for the next few decades. But the fact remains that he didn’t live in Chicago for the two years prior to the election, disqualifying him from running under the only significant requirement for the office under the law. There are plenty of rules about the filing process – how many petitions you file and when, who circulated them and whether the signers were legitimate, whether the pages are all numbered correctly and whether...
  • Chicago elections board says Rahm a Windy City resident

    12/23/2010 5:09:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/23/2010 | Ed Morrisey
    What a relief!  The city where the dead vote now says a man who lived in Washington was actually living in Chicago, at least in his heart.  The city’s Board of Election Commissioners ruled that Rahm Emanuel never intended to give up his residency status, even though he moved to DC for almost two years: Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel can run for Chicago mayor although he spent much of the last two years living in Washington while working for President Barack Obama, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners ruled Thursday.With the board’s decision, Emanuel clears a...
  • Emanuel Residency Decision Expected Thursday

    12/22/2010 1:51:16 PM PST · by pinstripes715 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Early and often ^ | 12/22/2010 | Dan Mihalopoulos
    The election board hearing officer who will recommend whether Rahm Emanuel should stay on the mayoral ballot will not issue his report until Wednesday, board spokesman Jim Allen said Tuesday evening. Joseph Morris, who presided at the three-day hearing on the objections to Emanuel’s candidacy last week, had been expected to turn in his written recommendation Tuesday. The report could be completed by mid-day Wednesday, Allen said.
  • Why Halpin Doesn't Think He's Been Had

    12/21/2010 10:40:19 AM PST · by PBRCat · 1 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 21, 2010 | Steve Brown
    As the individual who at the very least helped accentuate, if not create, the question of Emanuel’s legal residency by refusing to move out of the former congressman’s home before the lease was up, Halpin will not be a disinterested party if a hearing officer for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners issues his ruling today as expected. [T]he other thing Halpin wants us to consider is this: What about Emanuel, he wants to know. How do we explain a guy who aspired to be mayor but would rent out his house to somebody he didn’t know when he didn’t...
  • Emanuel Hearing Wraps Up

    12/17/2010 7:42:26 AM PST · by PBRCat · 21 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 17, 2010 | Jeff Coen
    [T]he attorney for the lead objectors, Burt Odelson, said the most telling evidence about whether the candidate should be on the Feb. 22 ballot is the simple fact that Emanuel has been missing from Chicago for much of the last two years. "I don't think there's any doubt where the candidate was for one year prior to the Feb. 22, 2011, municipal election," Odelson said. And Emanuel should get no exemption for government service, Odelson said, because that's reserved for men and women in the military. "That law was passed in 1943, for obvious reasons," Odelson argued. Both sides have...
  • James Meeks Tries to 'Clarify' Comments on Women, Hispanics and Asians Not Being 'Minorities'

    12/16/2010 3:25:12 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews Chicago ^ | 12-15-10 | Mike Flannery, FOX Chicago News
    Chicago - On Wednesday, Chicago mayoral candidate James Meeks said that only African-Americans should be able to participate in affirmative action programs-- and that Hispanics, Asians, and women should be excluded.
  • Don't Look in Rahm Emanuel's Basement

    12/16/2010 7:57:18 AM PST · by PBRCat · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | December 16, 2010 | Daniel J. Kelley
    One of the tenants now occupying the ancestral home of the Emanuels testified that she never saw any of the boxes which were placed into storage. Some obvious storage spaces were entirely vacant. Emanuel and his wife left behind a bed and a piano, but she was unaware of any of the other boxes that Emanuel testified were in the house. Didn’t Bela Lugosi mumble to his realtor, Renfield, about “three boxes” that were to be shipped to Carfax Abbey in “Dracula”? The importance of this testimony is that the continued storage of possessions in the family home would be...
  • Rahm Stays Cool at Residency Hearing

    12/15/2010 6:55:53 AM PST · by PBRCat · 15 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 15, 2010 | John Kass
    Illinois law is quite clear on this residency issue. It simply states that anyone wishing to run for mayor of Chicago must have lived in the city for at least a year prior to the election. And we know Rahm did not. For weeks now, and again Tuesday, Emanuel and his lawyers have been arguing that he never relinquished his claims to residency because he always intended to return to Chicago. But intent is something you want to do. It's not something you've actually done. And there's the problem for Rahm. Facts are stubborn things. As chief of staff for...
  • Emanuel Stays Cool as Activists Poke and Prod

    12/14/2010 5:23:51 PM PST · by PBRCat · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 14, 2010 | Kristen Mack and Jeff Coen
    Emanuel's tax forms are at issue in the hearing into whether he qualifies to run for Chicago mayor under residency rules, and attorney Burt Odelson pressed him on the question as he neared the end of 90-minutes of questioning this morning. The former White House chief of staff filed a correction with Cook County in November to get a homeowners exemption on property taxes at his house. "It was prepared by my accountant. I signed it and gave it a cursory review," Emanuel said of the tax return. "We made a correction, having found a mistake." Odelson ended his questioning...
  • Emanuel Testifies About Offer to "Compensate" Tenant to Move Out

    12/14/2010 5:14:30 PM PST · by PBRCat · 3 replies · 2+ views
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 14, 2010 | Abdon Pallasch
    Emanuel’s entrance to the Board of Elections hearing room was marked by some thunderous microphone feedback. “Quite an entrance,” Morris said. “That hasn’t happened since my Bar Mitzvah,” Emanuel quipped as he took his seat and put a photo of his family on the table in front of him. Attorney Andy Finko, who represents rival mayoral candidate William “Dock” Walls, pushed Emanuel about the exact dates he or his family were in the Ravenswood home. “Amy Rule resided there,” Finko said, sarcastically. “As did the Halpins. As did Mr. Emanuel. As did all these other people. So it’s a ‘flop...
  • Emanuel Tax Paperwork Complicates Residency Case

    12/12/2010 8:37:04 PM PST · by PBRCat · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 12, 2010 | Kristen Mack and Jeff Coen
    The hundreds of pages of records Rahm Emanuel's attorneys filed ahead of Monday's hearing on his bid to stay on the Chicago mayoral ballot complicate questions about the former White House chief of staff's residency. Emanuel amended his most recent tax returns late last month as those opposed to his candidacy talked about the arguments they would make in trying to knock him off. In his original 2009 Illinois tax return, Emanuel checked the box "part-year resident" and noted he lived in Chicago through June 30, 2009. The amended return is dated Nov. 24 of this year, the same day...
  • Emanuel Claimed Part Year Residency in 2009

    12/12/2010 8:27:06 PM PST · by PBRCat · 7 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 12, 2010 | Abdon Pallasch and Monifa Thomas
    When Rahm Emanuel originally filed his 2009 Illinois tax return, he indicated he was only a “part-year resident’’ of the state that year, since he had moved to Washington D.C. to serve as President Obama’s chief of staff. But after he decided to return to Chicago to run for mayor this fall — and after several people challenged whether he was eligible to run based on the fact that he hadn’t lived in the city for a full-year prior to the Feb. 2 election — he filed an amended return.
  • Rahm Emanuel Claimed Part-Year Residency in '09 (birth certificate coughed up)

    12/12/2010 11:59:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 12/12/10 | Zach Christman
    Rahm Emanuel Claimed Part-Year Residency in '09BY Zach Christman 46 minutes ago When Rahm Emanuel originally filed his 2009 Illinois tax return, he indicated he was only a “part-year resident’’ of the state that year, since he had moved to Washington D.C. to serve as President Obama’s chief of staff. But after he decided to return to Chicago to run for mayor this fall -- and after several people challenged whether he was eligible to run based on the fact that he hadn’t lived in the city for a full-year prior to the Feb. 2 election -- he filed an...
  • Rahm Emanuel to be Questioned in Chicago Mayoral Residency Hearing

    12/10/2010 12:52:03 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Rahm Emanuel to be Questioned in Chicago Mayoral Residency Hearing By Marla Cichowski Created 2010-12-10 14:12 Rahm Emanuel [1] will be the first witness in an evidentiary hearing next week, where 25 Chicago residents, or their legal counsel, will question him about their objections to his run for mayor. The complainants don't believe he meets the residency requirement to run for mayor of Chicago. Illinois election law states any candidate running for office must reside in that city for at least one year prior to the Election Day. In a hearing Friday at the Chicago Board of Election, his lawyers...
  • Circus Like Hearing in Rahm's Residency

    12/07/2010 9:32:36 AM PST · by pinstripes715 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    CBS 2 ^ | 12/06/2010 | Ed Marshall
    The field in the race for Chicago mayor shrank dramatically Monday, as election officials also began determining whether candidate Rahm Emanuel should be disqualified over residency issues. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was at Monday’s hearing when the most surprising move was made: The man who triggered the controversy over Emanuel’s residency, Rob Halpin, withdrew.
  • Rahm's Residency

    12/02/2010 10:07:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2010 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- My campaign for mayor of Chicago against Rahm Emanuel is getting under way. I already announced on Sean Hannity's nationally televised program and have Sean's endorsement. After careful consideration, Rush Limbaugh undoubtedly will be aboard and Mark Levin and, of course, the tea partyers. Moreover, I already have two major newspapers endorsing me, The New York Sun, which was very kind in noting my talents and relative integrity compared with the opposition, and The Washington Times -- also very kind. Neither had a good word to say for Emanuel. Perhaps more endorsements are coming. Frankly, I would not...
  • Emanuel's Mayoral Bid Challenged

    11/27/2010 7:22:00 AM PST · by PBRCat · 44 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 27, 2010 | Lisa Donovan and Abdon Pallasch
    State law requires mayoral candidates to be city residents for a year before an election, he said. The only exception is for active-duty members of the military. “Emanuel was not a resident under the state statutes for one year prior to the election — the election being Feb. 22 [of next year]. He would have had to have had a residence since Feb. 22 of 2010,” Odelson said while delivering the challenge Friday. Emanuel moved his family to Washington D.C. — and rented out his house — while he served in the White House the past two years.
  • Election Law to Rahm: No Mayor’s Race for You? (Aww, C'mon, this is Chicago)

    11/26/2010 8:10:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2010 | Jimmie Bise Jr.
    When Rahm Emanuel resigned as President Obama’s Chief of Staff, everyone and his brother assumed he did so to assume the Mayoralty of Chicago.However, if a certain Chicago lawyer has his way, Emanuel’s climb into the driver’s seat of the Chicago political machine will end before it even begins. Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel (D) may face as many as 19 other contenders in the race to succeed retiring Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley (D), according to candidate filings submitted Monday. But even before Emanuel contends with his rivals on the ballot, he’ll have to overcome another...