Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is up for reelection, and President Obama stopped by his campaign headquarters to praise his mayor.
"[T]he main reason I'm here is just to say thank you to all of you who are helping out Rahm. Rahm Emanuel is somebody who cares deeply about this city. He cares deeply about the children of this city. He’s been willing to make some really hard decisions on behalf of those children and on behalf of our future. Everybody knows that he is passionate and he is tough and he is dogged in making sure that the city of Chicago is not just the coldest city -- but also the greatest city," Obama said during a stop at Emanuel's Chicago campaign headquarters.
"And you look at what’s been accomplished in education, what’s been accomplished in terms of the infrastructure, bringing jobs back to this city -- I have confidence as a voter and as a resident of Chicago that he’s going to continue to do a great job.
"But the only way that happens is if people get out there and vote. So all of you are critical to the process. Those of us standing here, we benefit from your willingness to be involved and participate in this great civic exercise we call democracy. And you're doing it on behalf of not only a great mayor, but also a great friend of mine. I couldn't be prouder. I'm glad he’s my mayor and I'm glad he’s going to be my mayor for another four years.
"Keep on making calls! Don't stop! Don't stop!"
Emanuel's election is later this month, February 24.
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel might be in trouble. If a recent poll is to be believed, Rahm might have trouble getting reelected.
"Only one in five Chicago voters credit Mayor Rahm Emanuel with doing a better job of running the city than Richard M. Daley did, and only 29 percent would support him if the mayoral election were held today," the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel are teaming up to work on "youth empowerment," the White House announced today. They'll join together later this week in Chicago for an event on the issue.
First Lady Michelle Obama is headed next month to Chicago to discuss "Youth Violence," the White House announced today.
"On Wednesday, April 10, First Lady Michelle Obama will return to her hometown to address local business and community leaders about providing more opportunities for young people to achieve their full potential," the White House press release reads.
Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago and former White House chief of staff, was pushed this morning on why Barack Obama has not worried about guns since becoming president--until now, after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut:
According to an Israeli newspaper, former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, the current mayor of Chicago, blasted Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu for betting "on the wrong man" in the last presidential election. The allegation is that Netanyahu supported Mitt Romney in the election, and not the ultimate winner--President Barack Obama.
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