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Rahm Makes Most Of DNC



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    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel takes the stage to speak during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC that will run through September 7, will nominate U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not wasting one second while he's in Charlotte.   

    The Chicago mayor on a southern spree.  Emanuel, known for his incredible energy, went from the Illinois Delegation breakfast directly to national interviews, then on to party meetings, then on to more interviews.   

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    Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.

    And he's not done yet.

    Emanuel  will stay in Charlotte Wednesday night to watch former President Bill Clinton's speech before he slips into an after party.

    Then he will fly back on a private jet to Chicago.   Joining him for the whirlwind trip -- his wife Amy and children.   

    Emanuel is quite the multi-tasker.  

    There is after all the possibility of the first Chicago teachers strike in 25 years just days away.   

    Thursday night in Chicago Emanuel will host a speech-viewing party for Obama volunteers and staffers.

    Clearly he's enjoying the spotlight from the media dashing to him for his reaction.  

    As he entered the skybox for an interview with NBC 5 on Tuesday night, reporters from Boston and Philadelphia had questions for Chicago's mayor ... who may or may not have his eyes on a 2016 run.