Emanuel advances toward Chicago ballot

by
December 26, 2010

By Joseph Weber, The Washington Times

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel cleared two big obstacles Thursday in his bid to qualify as a candidate for Chicago mayor.

The city’s Board of Election Commissioners ruled that Mr. Emanuel meets the residency requirements for the Feb. 22 election and should be on the ballot. The three-member board voted unanimously based on a hearing officer’s overnight recommendation that stated that Mr. Emanuel appears to meet the requirements and his objectors failed to meet the burden of proof to disqualify him.

Candidates are required to live in the city for one year before taking office.

Richard Cowen, the Republican on the commission, said Mr. Emanuel always intended to move back to Chicago, and his intent was the most important issue in the case.

“Rahm Emanuel said he was coming back to Chicago,” Mr. Cowen said. “The issue is not whether he was appointed chief of staff. The issue is whether he abandoned his residency. … That’s the test we have to apply.”

Still, Mr. Emanuel, a Democrat and Chicago native leading in the polls, likely will face court challenges before getting a clear path toward winning the seat of retiring Mayor Richard M. Daley, a Democrat.

Those who object to the board’s decision can appeal to the Cook County Circuit Court. The Illinois Supreme Court likely will issue the final ruling.

Burt Odelson, a major objector, said he already has prepared an appeal and that he expects the case to reach the state’s highest court within five weeks.

To read more, visit: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/dec/23/emanuel-advances-toward-chicago-ballot/

No comments yet - you can be the first!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

?>

Keep the Fake News Media in check.

Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.

Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com
Google Analytics Alternative