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Emanuel Kicks Off Last Day of Campaigning

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Emanuel Kicks Off Last Day of Campaigning
Emanuel Kicks Off Last Day of Campaigning

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Rahm Emanuel's children, Zachariah and Ilana, shook hands alongside their dad at a Northwest Side retirement village Monday morning, the start of a last push before Election Day.

Ilana wore a RAHM sweatshirt and her dad talked her up, saying Ilana took photos of an Albany flood a few years ago and e-mailed them to his congressional office. 

The polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday, and Emanuel says he's ready.

"I can't think of a better place to come back to," Emanuel told seniors. "We've got an important election," he adds.

Emanuel alluded to a possible runoff again, saying "if I'm fortunate enough to be elected ..." He then added "if ... whenever."   

On Sunday, Emanuel briefly addressed the idea of a runoff, saying, "It may take two bites of the apple. Who knows?"

Earlier Sunday, Emanuel appeared at Rev. Sen. James Meeks' church with his family.

He mentioned Obama and Clinton three times and joked about "the word resident."

"The licks I take are nothing compared to the licks our kids will take if we don't turn the city around," he told the congregation.

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