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"Zero Chance" Rahm Would Join Hillary Clinton's Cabinet

Emanuel said he doesn't plan to leave City Hall because being mayor "is the best job I ever had"

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    Mayor Rahm Emanuel won the election Tuesday night, but he faced several challenges to get there, including "stylistic issues." NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015)

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election is barely 24 hours old, but he already faces questions about his future after being mayor.

    While the mayor isn't clear about his plans, there's one place he says is not in his near future: the White House.

    Emanuel responded to a question about joining Hillary Clinton's cabinet if she were elected president in 2016 this morning at a press conference at the Carole Robertson Center for Learning Wednesday.

    His answer? A resounding "no." 

    Mayor Emanuel Humbled in Post-Election Victory

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    Mayor Rahm Emanuel won the election Tuesday night, but he faced several challenges to get there, including "stylistic issues." NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015)

    "I just got hired for this job ... This is the best job I ever had, I have no interest in another job. Zero, zilch," Emanuel said.

    Whether he was just tired after a late night celebrating with friends and family at Matchbox after a private staff party, or whether he was just looking for a punch line, he joked that President Obama did offer him a cabinet job.

    Although he won't return to the White House for Clinton, he did receive a congratulatory phone call from her.

    Emanuel also received a call from President Obama, but it appears the president only offered congratulations and stayed away from business talk, specifically concerning the Obama Presidential Library.

    WATCH: Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Victory Speech

    [CHI] WATCH: Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Victory Speech
    Rahm Emanuel won his re-election contest Tuesday night and bested challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia to remain in charge of Chicago for another four years. (Published Tuesday, April 7, 2015)

    "When I hear, you'll hear, trust me," Emanuel told his audience.

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