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Jackson, Emanuel Meet on Mayor's Race

By Kevin Robinson in News on Sep 16, 2010 2:00PM

The Tribune is reporting that sources close to the situation say White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and South side congressman Jesse Jackson Jr met to discuss a possible run for mayor of Chicago. "Rahm is ... talking to a number of people, including political, neighborhood and civic leaders -- and Jesse is one of those people,'' the source told the Tribune.

Both Emanuel and Jackson are considered possible candidates for mayor, now that Daley has said he won't seek re-election. Rahm recently came out on top of a robocall poll of potential candidates for mayor. Jackson has been rumored to have his eye on City Hall since the last city election but has never pulled the trigger on a campaign and his name coming up in the Blago corruption trial might temper any inklings he had at running this time around as well.