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Emanuel Commits to Second Term

Chicago mayor says he won't bow out early, seek higher office

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    NEWSLETTERS

    If there was any question, there shouldn't be.

    Rahm Emanuel wants a second term as mayor of Chicago. And he's adamant he won't bow out early or eventually seek a higher office.

    In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times' Fran Spielman earlier this week, the former White House Chief of Staff said he'd support a presidential run of either Vice President Joe Biden or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but he's not going anywhere.

    Emanuel took office in 2011 and says if he wins a second term he'll serve it out. 

    But if Clinton calls on him to be a running mate?

    "Please. I’m gonna be mayor," he said, according to a report of the interview. "This is a hypothetical. I’m not doing hypotheticals."