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Del Valle Spurns Rahm Job Offer

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Del Valle Spurns Rahm Job Offer

Marcus Riley

Miguel del Valle on election night.

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The last couple of days have not been good for Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel.

First a key member of his transition team, Judy Erwin, resigned because of prior ethics violations, and now his former opponent, Miguel del Valle, has rejected an offer to co-chair that same transition team.

Del Valle told NBC Chicago that he "respectfully denied" Rahm's offer because he is focused on the issues he raised during his campaign -- the neighborhoods and his progressive agenda that has been neglected.

On election night, Del Valle didn't rule out running for mayor again in the future, but wished there were campaign finance laws in place for candidates that don't have a lot of money.

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