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Rahm Emanuel Brings in the Guy Who Plays Rahm Emanuel for a Fundraiser




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    Andy Samberg speaks onstage at Time's 100 most influential people in the world gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 4, 2010 in New York City.

    He may be fiery, but at least he's got a sense of humor.

    Rahm Emanuel, the caustic, foul-mouthed candidate for mayor of Chicago has invited Saturday Night Live's Andy Samburg, who plays the caustic, foul-mouthed former chief of staff on television to help him fund raise.

    According to Lynn Sweet, Samberg will headline a $50 a ticket fund-raiser this Friday for Emanuel at the Paris Club, 59 West Hubbard Street, in Chicago.

    He's the second big name of the week to help boost Emanuel's coffers.

    Bill Clinton hits town Tuesday.