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    Rahm Emanuel talks about making a "fresh start" for the city after taking part in early voting Monday. Emanuel cast his ballot at a Chicago Public Library branch in the Austin neighborhood. (Published Monday, Jan 31, 2011)

    A little more than a week before Chicago voters voice their opinion on who will replace longtime Mayor Richard M. Daley, swirling political attacks are pointed at front-runner Rahm Emanuel

    The latest attack: Photocopied anti-semitic fliers featuring a cutout of Emanuel with money in his pockets were spotted at the Red Line Chicago station on Monday.

    Emanuel Casts His Ballot

    [CHI] Emanuel Casts His Ballot
    Rahm Emanuel talks about making a "fresh start" for the city after taking part in early voting Monday. Emanuel cast his ballot at a Chicago Public Library branch in the Austin neighborhood. (Published Monday, Jan 31, 2011)

    The flier reads: "I will run Chicago as I ran Freddie Mac, PROFITABLE (for me, me, me) thirty millions$$$$$$. I was entitled to it, being a Holocaust survivor (I mean my family)."

    The flier goes on to list racial epitaphs of Irish, Latino and Korean groups, among others, whom, the flier says, "will never unite." It then reads, "If you elect Emanuel, Chicago for sure will go to Hell."

    Swings Taken, But No Knock-Out Punches at Mayoral Debate

    [CHI] Swings Taken, But No Knock-Out Punches at Mayoral Debate
    With the official mayoral ballot finally settled, the four major candidates in the race to be Chicago's mayor took part in a spirited forum Thursday evening. (Published Thursday, Jan 27, 2011)

    Emanuel didn't seem fazed by the flyers.

    "I have confidence in the people," he said.

    Rahm Discusses Supreme Decision

    [CHI] Rahm Discusses Supreme Decision
    The mayoral candidate was out and about after the Supreme Court ruled in his favor on the residency issue. (Published Thursday, Jan 27, 2011)

    He said he's focused on "a week-out election for our city's future."

    It was the second time in as many days that religion entered the mayor's race.

    On Sunday, Carol Moseley Braun criticized Emanuel's TV commercials, comparing them to a character in “The Producers” who believes Adolf Hitler was kind.

    “We are getting the kind man, the gentle man on television,” Braun said.

    Emanuel said he trusts that the Hitler reference was misunderstood. 

    "I accept her at her word," he said.

    The candidates face off tonight during a City Club debate.