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Rahm Resigning Friday

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Dec 29, 2008 10:10PM

2008_12_29_rahm.jpg Rahm Emanuel will be resigning his 5th U.S. Congressional District seat this Friday, January 2nd. Emanuel informed his constituents (including a few of us) of the decision via a recorded phone message. Seriously, for the first five seconds, I thought Rahm was actually returning one of my numerous phone calls; not cool! Anyway. Lynn Sweet has a list of those who have already expressed an interest in pursuing the seat and it's pretty long already: Alexander Victor Forys, Mike Quigley, Charles J. Wheelan, Sara Feigenholtz, Reichel Matthew, Joey Vartanian, Israel Vasquez, Justin Oberman, Cary Capparelli, Debra Mell, and Jan H. Donatelli. Meanwhile, Emanuel's Chicago and D.C. offices will remain open as to allow any current casework to be completed. A special election will now be scheduled to select Rahm's replacement.