Clinton to stump for Rahm
December 25th, 2010
05:44 PM ET
12 years ago

Clinton to stump for Rahm

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will endorse and campaign with Chicago Democratic mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel in January, according to Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for the campaign.

Emanuel served in the Clinton White House for five years before serving as an Illinois congressman and President Obama's chief of staff, a post he left earlier this year to run for mayor.

The Chicago Board of Elections ruled Thursday that he is in fact a Chicago resident, and therefore his name may remain on the ballot for the February 22 election. The question of residency arose because he moved to Washington, D.C. in 2009 to work at the White House, but the board said Emanuel never abandoned his Chicago home, which he established long before his move.

Clinton's windy city appearance would be his first campaign stop since the November midterm elections.

Filed under: Bill Clinton • Chicago mayoral race • Illinois • Rahm Emanuel
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Fed Up

    Open your checkbook Bill. Then Rahm won't hasve to campaign. Isn't that the way elections are done in Chicago?

    December 25, 2010 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  2. valwayne

    Everyone loves the Chicago Way! Corruption upon corruption!

    December 25, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  3. blucorsair

    Bill Clinton our new president since Obummer stepped down from office is trying to save the beleaguered Democrats from their self inflicted wounds of the last two years! Rahm is another fleeing rat with no place to go ....Slick Willie has a daunting task that will prove impossible in 2012!

    December 26, 2010 06:06 am at 6:06 am |
  4. MG.

    Bill Clinton our new president since Obama abdicated is right! Rahm is another refugee from Obamas failed administration and is looking for another place to abuse in public office. Chicago is far gone enough to elect this tyrrant and Clinton who ratified NAFTA and GAT which was the death blow to the middleclass is just the scoundrel to help HIM accomplish this. After all, Bill he helped Hillary become a senator in NY. fro Harlem LOL!

    December 26, 2010 06:38 am at 6:38 am |
  5. brnfream

    Chicago!! A good place for ALL democrates to be. Especially the POTUS

    December 26, 2010 08:11 am at 8:11 am |