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Rahm Denies Mayoral Run

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jan 7, 2010 5:00PM

White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel is denying the suggestion from Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn he's considering a run for Chicago mayor in 2011. In her column on Monday, Quinn said:

Emanuel, the most political animal in this town, also should understand that keeping Rogers on as social secretary reflects upon the president's judgment. It's possible that he has other considerations. Emanuel is said to have told people that the chief-of-staff role is an 18-month job and that he is considering a run for mayor of Chicago. And Rogers is a major social and political player in the Windy City.

But Emanuel's spokesperson, Sarah Feinburg, told Fox News yesterday, "Inaccurate, inaccurate, inaccurate. We’ve been knocking down this same rumor since literally the day he took the chief of staff job.” Not that Rahm would admit to running as the shitstorm that would bring down on the White House, but we digress. One person who's been quiet on the rumor was Mayor Daley. At a press conference yesterday, Daley dismissed the rumor, saying, “I don’t talk to gossip columns. You’re not in the gossip column business. You have asked me a lot about gossip columns all the time and I don’t respond to ‘em.”