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Emanuel to Stump for Obama in Iowa

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel is doing his old boss a solid.

President Barack Obama's former chief of staff heads to Des Moines on Nov. 19 to keynote the Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, one of the party's biggest Iowa shindigs and a major 2012 re-election fundraiser. 

“It’s an honor to welcome Mayor Emanuel to the state and give him an opportunity to speak to Iowa Democrats," said Sue Dvorsky, Iowa Democratic Party chair, in a statement. "Through his service to both the Clinton and Obama White Houses, his leadership in Congress, and now his vision for the City of Chicago, he has been one of the most dedicated and resonate voices in the Democratic Party.”

Emanuel isn't shy about publicly showing his support of Obama. During each of the president's recent Windy City visits, Emanuel either personally welcomed him or gave rousing speeches in his honor.

The White House still loves him too. Rumor has it Chicago's Bill Daley isn't cutting it in Emanuel's old job because he isn't enough of a powerhouse bully type like Rahm.

The JJ Dinner, starring Chicago's mayor, starts at 7 p.m. Nov. 19. Tickets, on sale now right here, range from $100 for general admission to $5,000 for front-and-center seats.

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